Omo - L.1 (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 426, Omo - L.1,

Where: Ethiopia (5.1° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.5° N, 36.0° E)

When: B Member (Shungura Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max = Tuff B (3.36+-.04ma), Min = Tuff C (2.85+-.08ma) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: ab_chan_fill ETE event: ., ETE env comment: subaerial?
• ETE rock type adj: unconsolidated, ETE lithology comments: med. sandstone, unconformable lower contact, grayish tuff, silt, nodular concretions

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 443, 418, 418, 417, 416, 412, 411, 409, 123, 121, 104, ; ETE museum list: BMNH: British Museum (Natural History), ENM, KNM, MNHN: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France, UCBE

Primary reference: J. de Heinzelin. 1983. The Omo Group: Archives of the International Omo Research Expedition. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Annales Series 8, Tervuren, Belgique 85 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/P. Muhl]more details

PaleoDB collection 21608: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 03.07.1997, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Rhinocolobus turkanaensis
ETE occurrence; species: or Paracolobus mutiwa
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Colobinae
Cercopithecus sp. Linnaeus 1758 monkey
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros bicornis Linnaeus 1758 black rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
Notochoerus sp. Broom 1925 pig
cf. Notochoerus capensis Broom 1925 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Kolpochoerus afarensis Cooke 1978 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sensu C+W
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Camelus sp. Linnaeus 1758 camel
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Syncerus cf. acoelotus Gentry 1985 African buffalo
Tragelaphus gaudryi Thomas 1884 antelope
cf. Damalops sp. Pilgrim 1939 antelope
"Kobus ancystrocera" = Redunca ancystrocera Arambourg 1947 reedbuck
Kobus oricornis antelope
Kobus kob Erxleben 1777 kob
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.-Omo Valley
"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki
"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki Schwartz 1932