Lainyamok - surface (Pleistocene to of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 72, Lainyamok - surface,

Where: Kenya (1.8° S, 36.2° E: paleocoordinates 1.8° S, 36.2° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene to Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: see Lainyamok - general radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: dry floodplain; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: dry_floodplain ETE event: mudflow, ETE env comment: probably near lake marginsee DataSheet
• ETE rock type adj: poorly sorted, buff, ETE lithology comments: massive unit, matrix supported with abundant pebble- and cobble-sized clasts

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KENYA N.S.

Primary reference: R. Potts, P. Shipman, and E. Ingall. 1988. Taphonomy, Paleoecology, and Hominids of Lainyamok, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 17:596-614 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21276: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.06.1991, edited by John Damuth and Richard Potts

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rodentia
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Papio sp. Erxleben 1777 baboon
 Rodentia - Thryonomyidae
Thryonomys sp. Fitzinger 1867 cane rat
 Glires - Ierboidae
Pedetes sp. Illiger 1811 springhaas
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus capensis Linnaeus 1758 cape hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp., "Equus grevyi" = Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi, "Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
"Equus grevyi" = Equus (Dolichohippus) grevyi Oustalet 1882 Grevy's zebra
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli Gray 1824 Burchell's zebra
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mellivora capensis Schreber 1776 honey badger
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Canidae
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis mesomelas Schreber 1775 black-backed jackal
Canis adustus Sundevall 1847 side-striped jackal
Otocyon sp. Müller 1835 bat-eared fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Felidae indet. Gray 1821 cat
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Felidae
"Felis caracal" = Caracal caracal Schreber 1776 caracal
Felis libyca Forster 1780 African wildcat
Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 lion
Panthera pardus Linnaeus 1758 leopard
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Ichneumia albicauda Cuvier 1829 white-tailed mongoose
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus afer Pallas 1766 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Elephantidae
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
Procavia sp. Storr 1780 Cape hyrax
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
Potamochoerus porcus Linnaeus 1758 red river hog
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hippo
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus 1758 giraffe
 Ungulata - 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
Taurotragus oryx Pallas 1766 common eland
Madoqua sp. Ogilby 1837 dikdik
Antilopini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Antilopini
Antidorcas sp. Sundevall 1847 springbok
"Gazella granti" = Nanger granti Brooke 1872 Grant's gazelle
"Gazella thomsoni" = Eudorcas thomsoni Gunther 1884 Thomson's gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini
Damaliscus lunatus Burchell 1823 common tsessebe
Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
Litocranius walleri Brooke 1878 antelope
Oryx sp. de Blainville 1816 oryx
Hippotragus equinus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1803 roan antelope
Cephalophini indet. Blyth 1863 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cephalophini
Kobus sp. Smith 1840 antelope
Aepyceros melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala