Hadar - DD General (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 603, Hadar - DD General,

Where: Ethiopia (11.1° N, 40.6° E: paleocoordinates 11.0° N, 40.4° E)

When: Denen Dora Member (Hadar Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max = TT4 (3.221+-.01ma), Min = KHt (3.175+-.01ma), single crystal laser dates radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: floodplain and swamp deposits
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: clays and silts, sandstone unit at top of member (member description)

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 415, 414, 123, ; ETE museum list: ENM

Primary reference: D. C. Johanson, M. Splingaer, and N.T. Boaz. 1976. Paleontological excavations in the Shungura Formation, Lower Omo Basin, 1969-1973. In: Coppens, Y., F.C. Howell, G.L. Isaac, R.L. Leakey (Eds.). Earliest Man and Environments in the East Rudolf Basin. University of Chicago Press, Chicago. [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21785: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 02.10.1995, edited by John Damuth and Mark Uhen

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
"Australopithecus afarensis" = Praeanthropus africanus
"Australopithecus afarensis" = Praeanthropus africanus Weinert 1950 ape
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros bicornis Linnaeus 1758 black rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion afarense" = Eurygnathohippus afarense, Hipparion sp.
"Hipparion afarense" = Eurygnathohippus afarense Eisenmann 1976 hipparionine horse
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Percrocutidae
Percrocuta sp. Kretzoi 1938 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Enhydriodon sp. Falconer 1868 otter
ETE occurrence; species: A-Hadar
 Carnivora - Felidae
Megantereon sp. Croizet and Jobert 1828 cat
Homotherium sp. Fabrini 1890 cat
Felis sp. Linnaeus 1758 cat
Dinofelis sp. Zdansky 1924 cat
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta sp. Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Mammuthus sp. Brookes 1828 mammoth
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE occurrence; species: brumpti
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
Kolpochoerus afarensis Cooke 1978 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
"Trilobophorus afarensis" = Hippopotamus afarensis Geze 1985 hippo
Hexaprotodon coryndoni n. sp. Geze 1985 pygmy hippo
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.-Hadar
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Sivatherium maurusium Pomel 1893 giraffe
Giraffa stillei Arambourg 1947 giraffe
Giraffa jumae Leakey 1967 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Ugandax sp. Cooke and Coryndon 1970 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: sp.nov.-Hadar
Raphicerus sp. Smith 1827 antelope
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Damalops sp. Pilgrim 1939 antelope
Praedamalis deturi Dietrich 1950 antelope
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: A-Hadar
Aepyceros sp. Sundevall 1847 impala