Olorgesailie - DE/89 (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 655, Land Surface 7, Olorgesailie - DE/89 B, Tr. Tr. B 4,

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

• local area-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: silty sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: channel ETE event: ., ETE env comment: cut+fill proc.,sandy floor of ephemeral drain chan
• ETE rock type adj: silty, ETE lithology comments: sand commonly grades upward to silts

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 483, 482, 481, 480, 479, 478, 477, 456, 121, ; 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 21837: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.03.1996, edited by Victoria Egerton

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Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
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Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
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Actinopteri
 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Cichlidae indet. Heckel 1840 cichlid
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 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
Reptilia
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Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
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Aves
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Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
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Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
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 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Glires -
Rodentia indet. Savage 1951 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
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Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephas sp., "Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
Elephas sp. Linnaeus 1758 elephant
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
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Metridiochoerus sp. Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamidae indet. Gray 1821 hippopotamus
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Hippopotamus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
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Bovini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
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Taurotragus sp. Wagner 1855 eland
Antilopini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
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Gazella granti Brooke 1872 Grant's gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
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Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
Redunca sp. Smith 1827 reedbuck
Aepyceros sp. Sundevall 1847 impala
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran
Amphibia
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Amphibia indet. tetrapod
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