Omo - L.28 (Pleistocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 363, Omo - L.28,

Where: Ethiopia (5.1° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.7° N, 36.1° E)

When: F Member (Shungura Formation), Gelasian (2.6 - 1.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max = Tuff F , Min = Tuff G radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: braided stream deposit
• ETE rock type adj: unconsolidated, ETE lithology comments: incorporates coarse materials, sandy silt, biomulched lenses

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 88, ; ETE museum list: ENM, MNHN: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Primary reference: J. de Heinzelin. 1983. The Omo Group: Archives of the International Omo Research Expedition. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Annales Series 8, Tervuren, Belgique 85 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/P. Muhl]more details

PaleoDB collection 21545: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 28.07.1997, edited by Richard Potts and John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE occurrence; species: Osteichthyes
Osteichthyes indet. bony fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Siluriformes
 Cichliformes - Cichlidae
Cichlidae indet. Heckel 1840 cichlid
ETE occurrence; species: Cichlidae
 Cypriniformes - Cyprinidae
Cyprinidae indet. Bonaparte 1832 carp-like fish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Cyprinidae
 Siluriformes - Mochokidae
Synodontis sp. Cuvier 1816 upside down catfish
 Siluriformes - Clariidae
Clarias sp. Scopoli 1777 catfish
 Siluriformes - Bagridae
Bagridae indet. Bleeker 1852 naked catfish
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Bagridae
 Characiformes - Alestidae
Hydrocynus sp. Cuvier 1816
 Osteoglossiformes - Gymnarchidae
Gymnarchus sp. Cuvier 1829 aba knifefish
 Polypteriformes - Polypteridae
Polypterus sp. Lacépède 1803 bichir
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE occurrence; species: Squamata
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
Theropithecus brumpti Arambourg 1947 gelada
 Primates - Hominidae
Hominidae indet., "Australopithecus cf. boisei" = Paranthropus boisei, cf. Homo sp.
Hominidae indet. Gray 1825 ape
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Hominidae
"Australopithecus cf. boisei" = Paranthropus boisei Leakey 1959 australopithecine
cf. Homo sp. Linnaeus 1758 human
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Muridae
Acomys sp. Geoffroy 1838 (African) spiny mice
Pelomys sp. Peters 1852 groove-toothed swamp rat
Tatera sp. Lataste 1882 large naked-soled gerbil
Gerbillus sp. Desmarest 1804 gerbil
 Rodentia - Dipodidae
 Rodentia - Sciuridae
Paraxerus ochraceus African Bush Squirrel
Xerus sp. Hemprich and Ehrenberg 1833 African ground squirrel
 Rodentia - Bathyergidae
Heterocephalus atikoi naked mole-rat
 Lagomorpha - Leporidae
Lepus capensis Linnaeus 1758 cape hare
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
Hipparion sp. de Christol 1832 hipparionine horse
 Tribosphenida - Soricidae
Crocidura aithiops white-toothed shrew
 Chiroptera - Emballonuridae
Taphozous abitus sac-winged bat
 Chiroptera - Hipposideridae
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Helogale hirtula Thomas 1904 Ethiopian dwarf mongoose
 Proboscidea - Elephantidae
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki
"Elephas recki" = Palaeoloxodon recki Dietrich 1915 elephant
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: shungurensis
 Ungulata - Hippopotamidae
Hippopotamus sp. Linnaeus 1758 hippo
ETE occurrence; species: A-Omo
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Tragelaphus gaudryi Thomas 1884 antelope
Kobus sigmoidalis Arambourg 1941 antelope
Amphibia indet. tetrapod
ETE number of identifiable specimens; species: Anura