Karungu (Miocene of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (0.8° N, 34.2° E: paleocoordinates 0.5° S, 31.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Early/Lower Miocene (23.0 - 16.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: R. J. G. Savage. 1965. Fossil Mammals of Africa: 19 The Miocene Carnivora of East Africa. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Geology 10(8):241-316 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 146600: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 28.06.2013, edited by Patricia Holroyd

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Cycloderma victoriae n. sp.1 Andrews 1914 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Testudo crassa n. sp." = Geochelone crassa1
"Testudo crassa n. sp." = Geochelone crassa1 Andrews 1914 turtle
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Podocnemis sp.1 Wagler 1830 river turtle
 Loricata -
Crocodylia indet.1 crocodilian
 Rodentia - Thryonomyidae
Paraphiomys pigotti n. gen. n. sp.1
Paraphiomys pigotti n. gen. n. sp.1 Andrews 1914 cane rat
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet.1 Gray 1821 rhinoceros
 Carnivora - Felidae
Pseudaelurus africanus n. sp. Andrews 1914 cat
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
"Dinotherium hobleyi" = Prodeinotherium hobleyi1
"Dinotherium hobleyi" = Prodeinotherium hobleyi1 Andrews 1911 deinothere
 Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae
Myohyrax oswaldi n. gen. n. sp.1
Myohyrax oswaldi n. gen. n. sp.1 Andrews 1914 elephant shrew
 Hyaenodonta -
Buhakia "sp. I"2 Morlo et al. 2007 eutherian
Anasinopa leakeyi Savage 1965 eutherian
 Artiodactyla - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet.1 Leidy 1869 anthracothere