West Turkana - Loruth Kaado I (Pliocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 105, LK1, Loruth Kaado I,

Where: Rift Valley, Kenya (4.5° N, 35.9° E: paleocoordinates 4.4° N, 35.6° E)

When: Kataboi Member (Nachukui Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: between Tulu Bor Tuff (stratigraphic scaling sets date at 3.36 +/- 0.04) and Moiti Tuff (4.10 +/- 0.07) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: .
• ETE rock type adj: diatomaceous, ETE lithology comments: also clay; see Kataboi Fauna

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KENYA N.M.

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 21307: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 03.06.1991

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Rhinocerotidae indet. Gray 1821 rhinoceros
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Rhinocerotidae
 Ferae -
Carnivora indet. Bowditch 1821 carnivoran
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Carnivora
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus cf. kaisensis Hopwood 1926 hippo
 Ungulata - Bovidae
"Gazella cf. granti" = Nanger granti Brooke 1872 Grant's 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
Reduncini indet. Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Reduncini-large
Aepyceros sp. Sundevall 1847 impala