West Turkana - Lomekwi I (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 153, LO1, Lomekwi I,

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

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lokalalei Tuff (2.52 +/- 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- clude paleosols
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: see Upper Lomekwi 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 21354: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 14.06.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Australopithecus boisei Leakey 1959 australopithecine
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-med.
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cercopithecidae-sm.
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus 1758 striped hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: shungurensis
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Gazella cf. granti Brooke 1872 Grant's 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
Damaliscus sp. Sclater and Thomas 1894 antelope
Hippotragus gigas Leakey 1965 antelope
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
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-large
Kobus oricornis antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.A-W.Turkana
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope
Menelikia sp. Arambourg 1941 antelope
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala