Langebaanweg 'E' Quarry (Pliocene of South Africa)

Also known as ETE Locality 531, Langebaanweg 'E' Quarry,

Where: South Africa (33.0° S, 18.2° E: paleocoordinates 33.1° S, 17.8° E)

When: Varswater Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: 0

Environment/lithology: cave; phosphatic sandstone

• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: 0

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: bone collector

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 415, 409, 123, 104, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: Q. B. Hendey. 1974. The Late Cenozoic Carnivora of the South-Western Cape Province. Annals of the South African Museum 63:1-369 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 21713: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 28.08.1995, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Aves
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Spheniscus predmersus n. sp. penguin
Mammalia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
 Rodentia - Bathyergidae
Bathyergidae indet. Waterhouse 1841 mole rat
 Glires -
Lagomorpha indet. Brandt 1885 placental
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion albertense" = Eurygnathohippus albertense
"Hipparion albertense" = Eurygnathohippus albertense Hopwood 1926 hipparionine horse
subspecies baardi
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Soricidae indet. Fischer 1814 shrew
 Carnivora - Percrocutidae
Percrocuta australis n. sp. Hendey 1974 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Ursidae
Agriotherium africanum Hendey 1972 bear
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
Mellivora aff. punjabiensis Lydekker 1884 ratel
Enhydriodon africanus Stromer 1931 otter
 Carnivora - Canidae
Canidae indet. Fischer 1817 canid
 Carnivora - Felidae
Machairodus sp. Kaup 1833 cat
cf. Homotherium sp. Fabrini 1890 cat
"Felis aff. issiodorensis" = Lynx issiodorensis Croizet and Jobert 1828 lynx
Felis obscura n. sp. Hendey 1974 cat
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Genetta sp. Cuvier 1816 civet
Viverra leakeyi Petter 1963 civet
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Herpestes sp. Illliger 1811 mongoose
species A & B
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Hyaenictis preforfex n. sp. Hendey 1974 hyaena
Hyaena abronia n. sp. Hendey 1974 hyaena
 Pholidota - Manidae
cf. Manis sp. Linnaeus 1758 pangolin
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus sp. Geoffroy 1791 aardvark
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
cf. Procavia antiqua Broom 1934 Cape hyrax
 Macroscelidea - Macroscelididae
Elephantulus sp. Thomas and Schwann 1906 elephant shrew
 Tribosphenida - Chrysochloridae
Chrysochloris sp. Lacépède 1799 Cape golden mole
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus sp. Leakey 1958 pig
 Artiodactyla - Sanitheriidae
"aff. Diamantohyus sp." = Sanitherium
"aff. Diamantohyus sp." = Sanitherium von Meyer 1866 even-toed ungulate
  -
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
aff. Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Tragelaphus sp. de Blainville 1816 antelope
aff. Raphicerus sp. Smith 1827 antelope
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
species A & B
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
aff. Tragoportax sp. Pilgrim 1937 antelope
Gazella vanhoepeni
  -
"Gazella aff. vanhoepeni" = Phenacotragus vanhoepeni
"Gazella aff. vanhoepeni" = Phenacotragus vanhoepeni Wells and Cooke 1956