East Turkana - Area 7A - General (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 339, Area 7A - General,

Where: Kenya (4.2° N, 36.3° E: paleocoordinates 4.2° N, 36.1° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Indet. Member (Koobi Fora Formation), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max = Okote Tuff (1.64+-.03ma), Min = top of Chari Member (.74+-.01ma) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology:

• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: 0

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 88, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: M. G. Leakey. 1982. Extinct large Colobines from the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 58:153-172 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21524: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 16.05.1994

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Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Perciformes - Latidae
Lates sp. Cuvier 1828 lates
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
Cladistia
 Polypteriformes - Polypteridae
Polypterus sp. Lacépède 1803 bichir
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Euthecodon brumpti Joleaud 1920 crocodile
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 Nile crocodile
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus oswaldi Andrews 1916 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: A-E.Turkana
 Carnivora - Felidae
Megantereon eurynodon Ewer 1955 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta cf. crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus sp. Agassiz 1843 african lungfish