East Turkana - Area 250 - Lonyumun/Moiti (Pliocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 247, Area 250 - Lonyumun/Moiti,

Where: Kenya (3.7° N, 36.3° E: paleocoordinates 3.5° N, 36.0° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: Lonyumun/Moiti Member (Koobi Fora Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: basal basalt and Lokochot Tuff radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine

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

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 291, 290, ; 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 21434: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.12.1992

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
Loxodonta adaurora1 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: adaurora
 Ungulata - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis2, "Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus2
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis2 Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus2 Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog