West Turkana - Nariokotome III (NK3) HS (Pleistocene to of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 1166, Nariokotome III, NK 3, Nariokotome III (NK3) HS,

Where: Kenya (4.3° N, 35.8° E: paleocoordinates 4.2° N, 35.6° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Natoo Member (Nachukui Formation), Gelasian to Gelasian (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max age=1.88 +/- .02 ;min age=1.39 +/- .02 radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min


• ETE sed env 1: fluv_lacustr, ETE sed env 2: floodplain ETE event: flood, ETE env comment: "fluc floodbasin,marsh,lake"
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: clyst/sltst/sst/tuff

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 933, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: J. M. Harris, F.H. Brown, and M.G. Leakey. 1988. Stratigraphy and Paleontology of pliocene and Pleistocene Localities West of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 399:1-128 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 22342: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 23.08.1999, edited by Richard Potts

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Sclerocypris clavularis
ETE occurrence; species: mak - name shift
Potamophloios indet.
ETE occurrence; species: mak - replaced genus name sp. with family name
Indet. Spongillidae
ETE occurrence; species: mak - replaced genus name sp. with family name
Plesiocypridopsis newtoni
ETE occurrence; species: mak - name shift
Darwinula stevensoni ostracod
ETE occurrence; species: mak - name shift
 Podocopida - Ilyocyprididae
Ilyocypris gibba Ramdohr 1808 ostracod
ETE occurrence; species: mak - name shift
 Podocopida -
Cyprideis torosa ostracod
ETE occurrence; species: mak - name shift
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis africana Dartevelle and Casier 1959 whiptail stingray
 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Cichlidae indet. Heckel 1840 cichlid
ETE occurrence; species: Cichlidae
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Cyprinidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 carp-like fish
ETE occurrence; species: Cyprinidae
 Siluriformes - Mochokidae
Synodontis sp. Cuvier 1816 upside down catfish
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
 Siluriformes - Claroteidae
Clarotes sp. Kner 1855 catfish
 Characiformes - Alestidae
Hydrocynus sp. Cuvier 1816
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pelomedusidae
Pelomedusidae indet. Cope 1868 sideneck turtle
ETE occurrence; species: Pelomedusidae
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
ETE occurrence; species: Aves
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus niloticus Linnaeus 1766 Nile monitor
 Primates - Hominidae
Homo erectus Dubois 1892 human
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus capensis Linnaeus 1758 cape hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Equus sp. Linnaeus 1758 horse
 Ungulata - Suidae
Metridiochoerus sp. Hopwood 1926 pig
Kolpochoerus limnetes Hopwood 1926 pig
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus gorgops Dietrich 1928 hippo
Hippopotamus aethiopicus Coryndon and Coppens 1975 hippo
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE occurrence; species: Bovidae
Megalotragus sp. van Hoepen 1932 antelope