FC II West Floor (Pleistocene of Tanzania)

Also known as ETE Locality 1160, Site 62a, Geol Loc #89, "Arch # 62, 63", FC II West Floor,

Where: Tanzania (3.0° S, 35.3° E: paleocoordinates 3.0° S, 35.2° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Olduvai Formation, Calabrian (1.8 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max age=1.749 +/-.007;Min age=1.15(base of Bed II) radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; claystone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: shrinking lake
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: clay

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 949, ; ETE museum list: BMNH: British Museum (Natural History), KNM, TDA: Tennessee Division of Archaeology

Primary reference: R. L. Hay. 1990. Olduvai Gorge; a case study in the interpretation of hominid paleoenvironments in East Africa. Geological Society of America Special Publication 242:23-37 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22336: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.08.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Combretaceae-Melastomaceae indet.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Combretaceae
Papilionoideae indet.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Papilionoideae
Indet. indet.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Monocot
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Plantae
 Coniferales - Cupressaceae
Juniperus sp. Linnaeus 1753 juniper
 Coniferales - Podocarpaceae
Podocarpus sp. L'Heritier and Persoon 1807 podocarp
Angiospermae
 Poales - Cyperaceae
Cyperaceae indet. Jussieu 1789 sedge
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cyperaceae
 Poales - Typhaceae
Typha sp. Linnaeus 1753 bulrush
 Poales - Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae
"Gramineae indet." = Poaceae Barnhart 1895 true grass
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Gramineae
 Boraginales - Boraginaceae
 Lamiales - Plantaginaceae
Plantago sp. Linnaeus 1753 plantain
 Asterales - Asteraceae
"Compositae indet." = Asteraceae, "Compositae indet." = Asteraceae, Artemisia sp.
"Compositae indet." = Asteraceae Berchtold and Presl 1820 daisy
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Liguliflorae
"Compositae indet." = Asteraceae Berchtold and Presl 1820 daisy
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Tubuliflorae
Artemisia sp. Linnaeus 1753 daisy
 Caryophyllales - Chenopodiaceae
Chenopodiaceae indet. Ventenant 1799
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Chenopodiaceae
 Caryophyllales - Amaranthaceae
Amaranthaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: or Chenopodiaceae
Dicotyledoneae
 Ericales - Ebenaceae
Ebenaceae indet. Guerke 1891
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Ebenaceae
Angiospermae
 Sapindales - Sapindaceae
Sapindaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789 soapberry
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Sapindaceae
 Malpighiales - Hypericaceae
Hypericum sp. Linnaeus 1753 St John's wort
 Malpighiales - Euphorbiaceae
Euphorbia sp. Linnaeus 1753 spurge
Alchornea sp. Swartz 1788 spurge
Croton sp. Linnaeus 1753 rushfoil
 Zygophyllales - Zygophyllaceae
Tribulus sp. Linnaeus 1753 puncture vine
 Rosales - Urticaceae
Urticaceae indet. de Jussieu 1789 nettle
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Urticaceae
 Rosales - Rosaceae
 Rosales - Rhamnaceae
Rhamnaceae indet. Jussieu 1789 buckthorn
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rhamnaceae
Commelina
  -
unclassified
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Pteridophyta indet. Haeckel 1875
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Pteridophyte
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
Crocodylus sp. Laurenti 1768 crocodile
ETE occurrence; species: nov.
Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 Nile crocodile