Chemoigut_fm (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 1094, Tugen Hills, Chemoigut, Baringo, Chemoigut_fm,

Where: Kenya (0.7° N, 36.2° E: paleocoordinates 0.6° N, 36.1° E)

When: Chemoigut Formation, Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: Fauna sugg age of 1.34 Ma;paleomag sugg age 0.7-2.4 Ma

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: shallow water
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: "clys,grit,slts,tuffs,calc,algal ls"

Collection methods: ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 938, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: W. W. Bishop and M.H. Pickford. 1975. Geology,fauna and palaeoenvironments of the Ngorora Formation,Kenya Rift Valley. Nature (London) 254(5497):185-192 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22270: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 04.08.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Indet. Bivalvia
ETE occurrence; species: mak - replaced genus name sp. with family name
Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Bellamya indet. Jousseaume 1886 snail
ETE occurrence; species: mak - replaced genus name sp. with family name
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE occurrence; species: Siluriformes
Reptilia
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
ETE occurrence; species: Trionychidae
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
ETE occurrence; species: Pelomedusidae
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Australopithecus sp. Dart 1925 australopithecine
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Ceratotherium sp. Gray 1868 white rhino
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas cf. recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas cf. recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hippo
Hippopotamus cf. amphibius Linnaeus 1758 hippo
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Giraffidae indet. Gray 1821 giraffe
ETE occurrence; species: Giraffidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bovini
Tragelaphini indet. Blyth 1863 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Tragelaphini
Tragelaphini indet. Blyth 1863 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: cf. Tragelaphini
Tragelaphus sp. de Blainville 1816 antelope
cf. Antidorcas sp. Sundevall 1847 springbok
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Alcelaphini-sm
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Alcelaphini-v sm
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini
"cf. Megalotragus kattwinkeli" = Alcelaphus kattwinkeli Scwarz 1932 hartebeest
cf. Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope