Ekora (Pliocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 134, Ekora,

Where: Turkana District, Kenya (2.6° N, 36.1° E: paleocoordinates 2.4° N, 35.7° E)

When: Zanclean (5.3 - 3.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: max based on age of underlying Kanapoi basalt radiometric intage_max,

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: .
• ETE rock type adj: coarse, ETE lithology comments: .

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: B. Patterson, A. K. Behrensmeyer, and W.D. Sill. 1970. Geology and Fauna of a New Pliocene Locality in North- western Kenya. Nature 226:918-921 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21335: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 10.06.1991

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Taxonomic list

Gnathostomata
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Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE occurrence; species: Osteichthyes
Reptilia
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
Geochelone sp. Fitzinger 1835 turtle
 Testudines - Podocnemidae
Podocnemis sp. Wagler 1830 river turtle
ETE occurrence; species: Lothagam A
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Euthecodon sp. Fortau 1920 crocodile
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Gomphotheriidae
Anancus sp. Aymard 1855 gomphothere
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
 Ungulata - Suidae