West Turkana - Kangatukuseo II (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 144, KU2, Kangatukuseo II,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (3.9° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 3.8° N, 35.5° E)

When: Lomekwi/Lokalalei Member (Nachukui Formation), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Kalochoro Tuff (2.36 +/- 0.05) and Tulu Bor Tuff (3.36 +/- 0.04) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: upward fining cycles in- cludes paleosols
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: see Upper Lomekwi and Lokalalei Faunas

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 21345: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 12.06.1991

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-lg.
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-sm.
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
Parapapio cf. whitei Broom 1940 monkey
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: shungurensis
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
Metridiochoerus andrewsi Hopwood 1926 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
Kolpochoerus majus Hopwood 1934 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Sivatherium maurusium Pomel 1893 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Ugandax sp. Cooke and Coryndon 1970 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-sm
Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-medium
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-small
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.B-W.Turkana
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.D-W.Turkana
Kobus oricornis antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.A-W.Turkana
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.C-W.Turkana
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope
Menelikia sp. Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala