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Fort Ternan (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 139, Fort Ternan,

Where: Central Nyanza, Kenya (0.2° S, 35.3° E: paleocoordinates 1.0° S, 33.9° E)

When: Fort Ternan "B" Beds Member (Upper Koru Series Formation), Serravallian (13.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: MinBFA - 13.9 +/- 0.03 - stepwised degassing isochron methodMaxBFA - 14.0 +/- 0.02 - total fusion method;both on biotite radiometric intage_min

•bed: Soil #1/ Soil #2

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siltstone

• ETE sed env 1: volcanic, ETE sed env 2: paleosol ETE event: ., ETE env comment: small-scale channel cuts through paleosols
• ETE rock type adj: tuffaceous, ETE lithology comments: .

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 6, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: W. W. Bishop, J. A. Miller, and F.J. Fitch. 1969. New Potassium-Argon Age Determinations Relevant to the Miocene Fossil Mammal Sequence in East Africa. American Journal of Science 267:669-699 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 21340: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 11.06.1991, edited by Mark Uhen

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