Danakil - general (Pleistocene of Eritrea)

Also known as ETE Locality 1312, Afar Depression, Danakil - general,

Where: Afar Depression, Eritrea (14.1° N, 39.9° E: paleocoordinates 14.8° N, 39.8° E)

When: Danakil Formation (Red Series Group), Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: "Formation correlated to Awash Group, Ethiopia. Based on biochronological & paleomagnetic data."

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic; silty siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_deltaic, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: Fluvio-deltaic&lacus
• ETE rock type adj: clay slts&snds, ETE lithology comments: Grey to whit w/small amts marls

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 933, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: E. Abbate, A. Albianelli A. Azzaroli, M. Benvenuti, B. Tesfamariam, P. Bruni, N. Cipriani, et al. 1998. A one-million-year-old Homo cranium from the Danakil (Afar) Depression of Eritrea. Nature 393:458-460 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22488: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 10.04.2000, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
 Ungulata - Suidae
Kolpochoerus sp. van Hoepen and van Hoepen 1932 pig
Kolpochoerus cf. majus Hopwood 1934 pig
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
"Hexaprotodon karumensis" = Hippopotamus karumensis
"Hexaprotodon karumensis" = Hippopotamus karumensis Coryndon 1977 hippo
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffidae indet. Gray 1821 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Pelorovis sp. Reck 1928 antelope
Kobus ellipsiprymnus Ogilby 1833 waterbuck