Olorgesailie - H/6 (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 654, Olorgesailie,

Where: Kenya (1.6° S, 36.4° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° S, 36.4° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: 7 Member (Olorgesailie Formation), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: 0 radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: channel ETE event: ., ETE env comment: sand spread in broad or ill-def. braided chan nel
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: intermittent spread of sand and/or sandy silts

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 482, 481, 479, 478, 477, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: C. P. Koch. 1986. The Vertebrate Taphonomy and Paleoecology of the Olorgesailie Formation (Middle Pleistocene, Kenya). University of Toronto (dissertation) [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21836: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.03.1996

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Osteichthyes
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Ceratotherium sp. Gray 1868 white rhino
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Equidae
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hippo
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
Amphibia indet. tetrapod
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Amphibia