East Turkana - Area 116 - Lokochot/Tulu Bor (Pliocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 295, Area 116 - Lokochot/Tulu Bor,

Where: Kenya (4.1° N, 36.3° E: paleocoordinates 4.4° N, 36.0° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max = Lokochot Tuff, Min = Burgi Tuff radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: fluvial-deltaic

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_deltaic, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: Lokochot=deltaic/prodeltaT.Bor=fluvial
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: Lokochot=coarsening upward, clay to siltto sand, T.Bor=fining upward, sand to silt and clay

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: ; ETE museum list: KNM

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 21481: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.05.1993

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Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Hipparion hasumense" = Eurygnathohippus hasumense2 Eisenmann 1983 hipparionine horse
Hipparion cf. ethiopicum2 hipparionine horse
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki1
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki1 Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: brumpti
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Deinotherium bozasi3 Arambourg 1934 deinothere
 Ungulata - Suidae
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis4, "Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus4
Nyanzachoerus kanamensis4 Leakey 1958 pig
"Notochoerus euilus" = Hylochoerus euilus4 Hopwood 1926 giant forest hog