Koobi Fora, area 102 vicinity (Pleistocene of Kenya)

Where: Kenya (3.9° N, 36.3° E: paleocoordinates 3.9° N, 36.1° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• One specimen from 20 meters below KBS tuff; for others exact horizon is unknown.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with calcite

Collection methods: Repository: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

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 185323: authorized by Patricia Holroyd, entered by Patricia Holroyd on 18.04.2017, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Testudines - Trionychidae
Cyclanorbis elegans Gray 1869 softshell turtle
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Mecistops sp. Gray 1844 crocodile