Olorgesailie - P/8 (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 668, Olorgesailie - P/8,

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: siltstone

• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: pale, yellow volc. silts, diatomaceous silts, paleosol with partial alteration of underlying seds. to gr. clay (mbr des)

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 488, 485, 479, 478, 477, 456, 454, 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 21850: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 14.03.1996

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rhinocerotidae
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamidae indet. Gray 1821 hippopotamus
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hippopotamidae