Loperot (Miocene of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (2.3° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 1.2° N, 33.7° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Turkana Grit Formation, Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• K/Ar date of 16.7 +- 1.0

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; lithified sandstone

• well indurated bed of coarse sand to fine conglomerate

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Primary reference: J. G. Mead. 1975. A fossil beaked whale (Cetacea: Ziphiidae) from the Miocene of Kenya. Journal of Paleontology 49(4):745-751 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 57007: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 30.11.2005, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
  -
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia
"Pelecypoda indet." = Bivalvia Linnaeus 1758 clam
Gastropoda
  -
Gastropoda indet. Cuvier 1797 snail
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Cladistia
 Polypteriformes - Polypteridae
Polypterus sp. Lacépède 1803 bichir
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionychidae indet. Gray 1825 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Testudinidae indet. Batsch 1788 turtle
 Crocodylia -
Tomistoma sp. Müller 1846 false gharial
Eogavialis cf. andrewsi Storrs 2003 crocodilian
Mammalia
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Gomphotheriidae indet. Hay 1922 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Mastodontidae
Mastodontidae indet. Gray 1821 proboscidean
 Placentalia -
Hyracoidea indet. Huxley 1869 hyrax
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
 Ungulata - Anthracotheriidae
Anthracotheriidae indet. Leidy 1869 anthracothere
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium sp. Kaup 1839 chevrotain
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale
Osteichthyes
 Ceratodontiformes - Lepidosirenidae
Protopterus sp. Agassiz 1843 african lungfish