Omo - O.28 (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 458, L.1s, Omo - O.28,

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

• basin-level geographic resolution

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max=Tuff B-10-1 (2.95+-.03ma), Min = Tuff C (2.85+-.08ma) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: channel ETE event: ., ETE env comment: braided stream deposit
• ETE rock type adj: unconsolidated, ETE lithology comments: complex deposit, ironstone conglomerate, gravel lag, clayey silt

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 415, 414, 409, 123, 104, ; ETE museum list: BMNH: British Museum (Natural History), ENM, KNM, MNHN: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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 21640: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.07.1997, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Rhinocolobus turkanaensis
ETE occurrence; species: or Paracolobus mutiwa
 Primates - Hominidae
Hominidae indet. Gray 1825 ape
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hominidae
Australopithecus sp. Dart 1925 australopithecine
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: (non-robust)
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Cercopithecidae indet. Gray 1821 monkey
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Colobinae
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
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 sp. Broom 1925 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Kolpochoerus sp. van Hoepen and van Hoepen 1932 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sensu C+W
 Artiodactyla - Camelidae
Camelus sp. Linnaeus 1758 camel
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Tragelaphus gaudryi Thomas 1884 antelope
Kobus oricornis antelope
"Antidorcas cf. recki" = Adenota recki
"Antidorcas cf. recki" = Adenota recki Schwartz 1932