Maboko Island - surface (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 890, Kiboko, Maboko Island - surface,

Where: Kenya (0.2° N, 34.6° E: paleocoordinates 0.6° S, 33.2° E)

When: Maboko Formation, Serravallian (13.8 - 11.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: Min age = 13.8 +/- .04 Ma (Bed 8 Tuff). Max age = ~17 Ma (based on biostratigraphy) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: very wet floodplain
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: "massive muds and silts, calcretes, altered and unaltered tuffs"

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 483, 482, 481, 478, 477, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: B. R. Benefit and M. L. McCrossin. 1989. New primate fossils from the Middle Miocene of Maboko Island, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 18:493-497 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22069: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 24.02.1999

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Indet. Mollusca
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: mak - replaced genus name sp. with family name
Indet. indet.
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Nectridia
Gnathostomata
  -
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Siluriformes
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Perciformes
Actinopteri
 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Cichlidae indet. Heckel 1840 cichlid
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cichlidae
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Chelonia
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Lacertilia
Aves
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Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Aves
Reptilia
 Crocodylia - Crocodylidae
Crocodylidae indet. Cuvier 1807 crocodile
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Crocodylidae
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanidae indet. Hardwicke and Gray 1824 monitor lizard
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Varanidae
 Ophidia -
Ophidia indet. snake
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Ophidia
 Squamata - Pythonidae
Pythonidae indet. Fitzinger 1826 python
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Pythonidae
 Squamata - Amphisbaenidae
Amphisbaenidae indet. worm lizard
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Amphisbaenidae
Mammalia
 Primates - Victoriapithecidae
Victoriapithecus sp., "Victoriapithecus macinnesi" = Victoriapithecus macinnesi, "Victoriapithecus leakeyi" = Victoriapithecus macinnesi
Victoriapithecus sp. von Koenigswald 1969 monkey
"Victoriapithecus macinnesi" = Victoriapithecus macinnesi von Koenigswald 1969 monkey
"Victoriapithecus leakeyi" = Victoriapithecus macinnesi von Koenigswald 1969 monkey
 Primates - Hominidae
"Ramapithecus wickeri" = Sivapithecus, Limnopithecus legetet
"Ramapithecus wickeri" = Sivapithecus ape
Limnopithecus legetet Hopwood 1933 ape
 Primates - Proconsulidae
 Rodentia - Pedetidae
Megapedetes sp. MacInnes 1957 springhare
 Rodentia - Anomaluridae
Zenkerella sp. Matschie 1898 flightless scaly-tailed squirrel
 Rodentia - Phiomyidae
Phiomyidae indet. Wood 1955 rodent
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Phiomyidae
 Lagomorpha - Ochotonidae
Kenyalagomys sp. MacInnes 1953 pika
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
Dicerorhinus sp. Gloger 1841 rhinoceros
 Proboscidea - Deinotheriidae
Prodeinotherium hobleyi Andrews 1911 deinothere
 Hyracoidea - Titanohyracidae
"Pachyhyrax championi" = Afrohyrax championi
"Pachyhyrax championi" = Afrohyrax championi Arambourg 1933 hyrax
 Ungulata - Climacoceratidae
Climacoceras africanus MacInnes 1936 even-toed ungulate
 Ungulata - Tragulidae
Dorcatherium chappuisi Arambourg 1933 chevrotain
Dorcatherium pigotti Whitworth 1958 chevrotain
Amphibia
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Amphibia indet. tetrapod
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Anura