Kanapoi, Bed E (Pliocene of Kenya)

Where: Turkana District, Kenya (2.4° N, 36.1° E: paleocoordinates 2.2° N, 35.7° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Kanapoi Formation, Early/Lower Pliocene (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• Age reported as 4.0-4.2 Myr based on Cooke 1978

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. A. Meylan, B.S. Weig, and R. Wood. 1990. Fossil soft-shelled turtles of the Lake Turkana Basin,Africa. Copeia 1:508-528 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/P. Holroyd]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 185321: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.04.2017

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Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Cyclanorbis turkanensis n. sp. Meylan et al. 1990 softshell turtle