West Turkana - Lomekwi X (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 154, LO10, Lomekwi X,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (3.9° N, 35.7° E: paleocoordinates 3.8° N, 35.5° E)

When: Lomekwi Member (Nachukui Formation), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Lokalalei Tuff (2.52 +/- 0.05) and Tulu Bor Tuff (3.36 +/- 0.04) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: upward fining cycles in- clude paleosols
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: also silt and clay, volcanic clast con- glomerates; see Middle Lomekwi Fauna

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 9, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: J. M. Harris, F.H. Brown, and M.G. Leakey. 1988. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of pliocene and Pleistocene Localities West of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 399:1-128 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21355: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 18.06.1991, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
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Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Diceros bicornis Linnaeus 1758 black rhinoceros
Ceratotherium simum Burchell 1821 white rhinoceros
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
 Carnivora - Felidae
 Carnivora - Viverridae
cf. Civettictis sp. Pocock 1915 African civet
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta sp. Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Turkana sp. nov.
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Ungulata - Suidae
Suidae indet., "Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti, "Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus
Suidae indet. Gray 1821 pig
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Suidae
"Notochoerus scotti" = Gerontochoerus scotti Leakey 1943 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Gazella sp. Blaineville 1816 gazelle
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-med
Alcelaphini indet. Brookes 1876 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Alcelaphini-sm
Aepyceros shungurae Gentry 1985 impala