West Turkana - Kalochoro I (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 142, KL1, Kalochoro I,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (4.2° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 4.1° N, 35.7° E)

When: Natoo Member (Nachukui Formation), Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lower Koobi Fora Tuff (=Okote Tuff; 1.64 +/- 0.03) &Chari Tuff (1.39 +/- 0.02); Chari Tuff dated by K/Ar & Ar/Ar radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; yellow sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_deltaic, ETE sed env 2: shallow_lake ETE event: ., ETE env comment: upward fining cycles
• ETE rock type adj: pale yellow-brown, ETE lithology comments: also silt; see Natoo Fauna

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: J. M. Harris, F.H. Brown, and M.G. Leakey. 1988. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of pliocene and Pleistocene Localities West of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 399:1-128 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21343: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 12.06.1991

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Equidae
Hipparion cf. ethiopicum hipparionine horse
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
Metridiochoerus compactus Van Hoepen and Van Hoepen 1932 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
"Hexaprotodon karumensis" = Hippopotamus karumensis Coryndon 1977 hippo
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
Hippopotamus aethiopicus Coryndon and Coppens 1975 hippo
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Sivatherium maurusium Pomel 1893 giraffe
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Tragelaphus strepsiceros Pallas 1766 greater kudu
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Gazella praethomsoni Arambourg 1947 gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-med
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-sm
cf. Megalotragus sp. van Hoepen 1932 antelope
Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
Caprini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Caprini
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-small
Kobus cf. kob Erxleben 1777 kob
Menelikia lyrocera Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros cf. melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala