K055 Area B Site 3 (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 1137, K055 Area B, BPRP K055, K055, loc 2/114, Baringo, K055 Area B Site 3,

Where: Kenya (0.9° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 0.1° N, 34.3° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max age = 12.71 +/- .38 Ma; Min age = 12.37 +/- .1 Ma radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min


• ETE sed env 1: volcanic, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: airfall, ETE env comment: subaerial deposition
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: white tuff

Collection methods: ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 954, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: L. L. Jacobs, W. Anyonge, and J. Barry. 1987. A giant tenrecid from the Miocene of Kenya. Journal of Mammalogy 68(1):10-16 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22313: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 05.08.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Poales - Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae Barnhart 1895 true grass
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Gramineae
 Celastrales - Celastraceae
Mystroxylon sp. Ecklon and Zeyher bittersweet
 Malpighiales - Euphorbiaceae
Acalypha sp. Linnaeus 1753 spurge
 Rosales - Rhamnaceae
Lasiodiscus sp. Hooker buckthorn
  - Commelinacea