East Turkana - Area 204 - Tulu Bor (Pliocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 238, Area 204 - Tulu Bor,

Where: Kenya (3.8° N, 36.4° E: paleocoordinates 3.6° N, 36.0° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Tulu Bor Member (Koobi Fora Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Toroto and Burgi Tuffs radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: floodplain lakes, Lokeridede Lake Complex
• ETE rock type adj: med-coarse, ETE lithology comments: silts, claystones, fining-upward sequences

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 241, 240, 239, 201, 158, ; ETE museum list: NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF KENYA

Primary reference: J. M. Harris. 1983. Koobi Fora Research Project The Fossil Ungulates: Proboscidea, Perissodactyla, Suidae. Clarendon Press, Oxford, United Kingdom 2 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/V. Egerton]more details

PaleoDB collection 21425: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 29.12.1992, edited by Victoria Egerton

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Actinopteri
 Siluriformes - Mochokidae
Synodontis sp.7 Cuvier 1816 upside down catfish
 Characiformes - Alestidae
Hydrocynus sp.7 Cuvier 1816
 Osteoglossiformes - Gymnarchidae
Gymnarchus niloticus7 aba knifefish
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense2
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense2 Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Loxodonta exoptata1 elephant
originally entered as "Loxodonta expotata"
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki1 Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Ungulata - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis3, "Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus3
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis3 Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus3 Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus sp.4 Linnaeus 1758 hippo
 Ungulata - Giraffidae
Giraffa sp.5 Brisson 1762 giraffe
Giraffa jumae5 Leakey 1967 giraffe
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Tragelaphini indet.6 Blyth 1863 antelope
Tragelaphini gen. and sp. indetl
Megalotragus sp.6 van Hoepen 1932 antelope
Reduncini indet.6 Knottnerus-Meyer 1907 antelope
Reducini gen. and sp. indet.
"Kobus ancystrocera" = Redunca ancystrocera6 Arambourg 1947 reedbuck
Kobus oricornis6 antelope
Kobus cf. kob6 Erxleben 1777 kob
Kobus sigmoidalis6 Arambourg 1941 antelope
Menelikia cf. lyrocera6 Arambourg 1941 antelope
Menelikia leakeyi6 Harris 1991 antelope
Aepyceros shungurae6 Gentry 1985 impala
Adenota
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"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki6
"Antidorcas recki" = Adenota recki6 Schwartz 1932