Middle Awash - Issie (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 950, Middle Awash - Issie, Isie,

Where: Ethiopia (10.7° N, 40.4° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 40.1° E)

When: Andalee Member (Wehaietu Formation), Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: Fauna, artifacts, and stratigraphy suggest a middle-late Pleistocene age (c. 150-100 Ky). radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: lacustrine

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: Period of widespread lacustrine deposition
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: Tan loosely consolidates silts and clays and minor sands

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 560, ; ETE museum list: ENM

Primary reference: J. E. Kalb, E.B. Oswald, S. Tebedge, A. Mebrate, E. Tola and D. Peak. 1982. Geology and stratigraphy of Neogene deposits, Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Nature 298:17-25 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/D. Reed]more details

PaleoDB collection 22129: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 15.03.1999

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE occurrence; species: Rodentia
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Colobus cf. guereza, "Cercopithecus cf. aethiops" = Chlorocebus aethiops
Colobus cf. guereza Rüppell 1835 mantled guereza
"Cercopithecus cf. aethiops" = Chlorocebus aethiops Linnaeus 1758 vervet monkey
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
Cricetidae indet. Fischer von Waldheim 1817 mouse
ETE occurrence; species: Gerbillinae
 Rodentia - Thryonomyidae
Thryonomyidae indet. Pocock 1922 cane rat
ETE occurrence; species: Thryonomyidae
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE occurrence; species: Rhinocerotidae
 Ungulata - Suidae
Phacochoerus aethiopicus Pallas 1766 desert warthog
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Murinae
Bovini indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Bovini
Tragelaphus scriptus Pallas 1766 bushbuck
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Reduncini
Redunca sp. Smith 1827 reedbuck