Olorgesailie - K/7 (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 666, Olorgesailie - K/7,

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

When: 17 Member (Olorgesailie Formation), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

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

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: lg. root casts indicate riverine bush at deposit
• ETE rock type adj: unsonsolidated, ETE lithology comments: pale yellow volc. silts, diatomaceous silts, paleosol horizon with partial alteratin of underlying seds. to green clay

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 482, 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 21848: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 14.03.1996

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Taxonomic list

 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 - Equidae
Equidae indet. Gray 1821 horse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Equidae
 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
Amphibia indet. tetrapod
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Amphibia