Olorgesailie - H/9 (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 661, H/9 A, H/9 AM, Olorgesailie - H/9,

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: silty sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: channel ETE event: ., ETE env comment: braided stream channel ~ 3 km from lake
• ETE rock type adj: silty, ETE lithology comments: erosion runnels filled with sand and silt lenses

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 488, 487, 485, 483, 482, 481, 479, 478, 477, 456, 454, 121, 81, ; 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 21843: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.03.1996, edited by Victoria Egerton

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Homoioceras sp.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: or Palorovis sp.
Gnathostomata
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Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Osteichthyes
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Siluriformes
Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
Reptilia
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Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Chelonia
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reptilia
Aves
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Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Aves
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanidae indet. Hardwicke and Gray 1824 monitor lizard
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Varanidae
Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
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 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Glires -
Rodentia indet. Savage 1951 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
"Equus grevyi" = Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi Oustalet 1882 Grevy's zebra
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: . originally entered as "Equus gravi"
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverridae indet. Gray 1821 civet
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Viverridae
Genetta sp. Cuvier 1816 civet
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephas sp. Linnaeus 1758 elephant
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
Metridiochoerus sp. Hopwood 1926 pig
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamidae indet. Gray 1821 hippopotamus
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bovidae
Bovini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bovini
Tragelaphus sp. de Blainville 1816 antelope
Antilopini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Antilopini
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini
Redunca sp. Smith 1827 reedbuck
 Insectivora -
Insectivora indet. insectivoran
Amphibia
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Amphibia indet. tetrapod
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Amphibia