West Turkana - Nachukui II (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 147, NC2, Nachukui II,

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

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lower Nariokotome Tuff (1.33 +/- 0.03) and Kale Tuff(nearest date on Silbo Tuff - 0.73 +/- 0.01 - K/Ar & Ar/Ar) radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: lake_margin ETE event: ., ETE env comment: .
• ETE rock type adj: coarse-grained, ETE lithology comments: also volcanic clast conglomerates and siltstones; poorly-sorted

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 21348: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.06.1991

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros bicornis Linnaeus 1758 black rhinoceros
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Metridiochoerus compactus Van Hoepen and Van Hoepen 1932 pig
Metridiochoerus hopwoodi Leakey 1958 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Caprini A-W.Turkana
Syncerus cf. caffer Sparman 1779 African buffalo
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-small