Bouri-Hata (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as Bouri-Hatayae

Where: Afar, Ethiopia (10.3° N, 40.6° E: paleocoordinates 10.1° N, 40.3° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

Environment/lithology: terrestrial

Primary reference: J. de Heinzelin, J. Clark, T. White, W. Hart, P. Renne, G. WoldeGabriel, Y. Beyene and E. Vrba. 1999. Environment and Behavior of 2.5-Million-Year-Old Bouri Hominids. Science 284:625-629 [D. Reed/D. Reed/D. Reed]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 70907: authorized by Denne Reed, entered by Denne Reed on 11.04.2007

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Primates - Hominidae
Australopithecus garhi australopithecine
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Papio sp. Erxleben 1777 baboon
Theropithecus sp. Geoffroy 1843 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Mustelidae
aff. Aonyx capensis Schinz 1821 African clawless otter
 Carnivora - Felidae
aff. Homotherium problematicus cat
originally entered as "aff. Homotherium problematicum"
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Genetta sp. Cuvier 1816 civet
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
originally entered as "Elephas redki"
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
cf. Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Artiodactyla - Suidae
Notochoerus sp. Broom 1925 pig
Metridiochoerus andrewsi Hopwood 1926 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
originally entered as "Kolpochoreus limnetes"
 Artiodactyla - Hippopotamidae
Hexaprotodon sp. Falconer and Cautley 1836 pygmy hippo
 Artiodactyla - Giraffidae
Sivatherium sp. Falconer and Cautley 1836 giraffe
Giraffa sp. Brisson 1762 giraffe
 Artiodactyla - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Syncerus sp. Hodgson 1847 African buffalo
Tragelaphus strepsiceros Pallas 1766 greater kudu
Antidorcas sp. Sundevall 1847 springbok
originally entered as "Antidorcus sp."
Gazella janenschi gazelle
originally entered as "Gazella jenenschi"
Beatragus whitei Vrba 1997 hirola
"Megalotragus kattwinkeli" = Alcelaphus kattwinkeli Scwarz 1932 hartebeest
Parmularius rugosus Leakey 1965 antelope
Damaliscus ademassui Vrba 1997 antelope
cf. Rabaticeras arambourgi Ennouchi 1953 antelope
cf. Numidocapra crassicornis Arambourg 1949 antelope
originally entered as "cf. Numidorcapra crassicornis"
Connochaetes gentryi Harris 1991 wildebeest
cf. Oryx sp. de Blainville 1816 oryx
Hippotragus gigas Leakey 1965 antelope
Kobus kob Erxleben 1777 kob
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope