Lainyamok - excavation (Pleistocene to of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 73, Lainyamok - excavation,

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: burrow, 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: bulk

• 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 21277: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.06.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Papio sp. Erxleben 1777 baboon
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo sp. Linnaeus 1758 human
 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
Lycaon pictus Temminck 1820 African wild dog
Canis sp. Linnaeus 1758 canine
Canis mesomelas Schreber 1775 black-backed jackal
Otocyon megalotis Desmarest 1822 bat-eared fox
 Carnivora - Felidae
Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758 lion
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Ichneumia albicauda Cuvier 1829 white-tailed mongoose
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaena hyaena Linnaeus 1758 striped hyaena
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus afer Pallas 1766 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Elephantidae indet. Gray 1821 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Elephantidae
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
Procaviidae indet. Thomas 1892 hyrax
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: cf. Prohyrax
Procavia sp. Storr 1780 Cape hyrax
 Ungulata - Suidae
Phacochoerus aethiopicus Pallas 1766 desert warthog
 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
Taurotragus oryx Pallas 1766 common eland
Madoqua sp. Ogilby 1837 dikdik
"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 cf. dorcas Pallas 1766 bontebok
Litocranius walleri Brooke 1878 antelope
Hippotragini indet. Sundevall 1845 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hippotragini
Oryx beisa Rüppell 1835 East African oryx
Hippotragus equinus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1803 roan antelope
Cephalophus sylvicultor Afzelius 1815 yellow-backed duiker
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini
Aepyceros melampus Lichtenstein 1812 impala