Maboko Island - ?Maboko fm. (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 891, Kiboko, Maboko Island - ?Maboko fm.,

Where: Kenya (0.2° N, 34.6° E: paleocoordinates 0.6° S, 33.2° E)

When: Maboko Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: Min age = 13.8 +/- .04 Ma (Bed 8 Tuff). Max age = ~17 Ma (based on biostratigraphy) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: very wet floodplain
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: "massive muds, silts, calcretes, altered and unaltered tuffs"

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 477, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: M. Pickford. 1992. Evidence for an arid climate in western Uganda during the middle Miocene. Comptes Rendus Acad. des Sci.,serie II 315(11):1419-1424 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22070: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 24.02.1999

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Aves
 Charadriiformes - Burhinidae
Burhinidae indet. Mathews 1912 stone-curlew
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Burhinidae
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Phasianidae indet. Horsfield 1821 pheasant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Phasianidae
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
Ardeidae indet. Leach 1820 heron
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Ardeidae
 Bucerotiformes - Bucerotidae
Bucerotidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 hornbill
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bucerotidae
Reptilia
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanidae indet. Hardwicke and Gray 1824 monitor lizard
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Varanidae
Mammalia
 Primates - Victoriapithecidae
Victoriapithecus sp. von Koenigswald 1969 monkey
Victoriapithecus macinnesi von Koenigswald 1969 monkey
 Primates - Hominidae
 Primates - Proconsulidae
 Primates -
"Kenyapithecus africanus" = Equatorius africanus
"Kenyapithecus africanus" = Equatorius africanus Le Gros Clark and Leakey 1951 ape
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Amebelodontidae
Protanancus macinnesi Arambourg 1945 proboscidean
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Prodeinotherium hobleyi Andrews 1911 deinothere
 Hyracoidea - Titanohyracidae
"Pachyhyrax championi" = Afrohyrax championi
"Pachyhyrax championi" = Afrohyrax championi Arambourg 1933 hyrax
 Hyaenodonta -
Dissopsalis pyroclasticus Savage 1965 eutherian
 Artiodactyla - Tayassuidae
Tayassuidae indet. Palmer 1897 peccary
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Tayassuidae
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Listriodon akatikubas Wilkinson 1976 pig
Lopholistriodon sp. Pickford and Wilkinson 1975 pig
"Libycochoerus khinzikebirus" = Megalochoerus khinzikebirus Wilkinson 1976 pig
 Artiodactyla - Climacoceratidae
Climacoceras africanus MacInnes 1936 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium pigotti Whitworth 1958 chevrotain
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Canthumeryx sirtensis Hamilton 1973 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: non-Boselaphini
Eotragus sp. Pilgrim 1939 antelope