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Rusinga Island (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 543, Rusinga Island,

Where: Kenya (0.4° S, 34.1° E: paleocoordinates 1.6° S, 32.0° E)

When: Burdigalian (20.4 - 16.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: time_unit, ETE age comment: 0. New total-fusion K-Ar ages indicate that all of the fossiliferous formations that make up the lower part of the Early Miocene Kisingiri sequence in western Kenya at Rusinga Island, Mfwangano Island, and Karungu were deposited during an interval of less than 0.5 million years at c. 17.8 Ma ago.

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: 0

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: ETE Size: .; ETE reference list: 409, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: W. W. Bishop and J. D. Clark. 1965. Background to Evolution in Africa. University of Chicago Press, Chicago [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 21725: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 28.08.1995, edited by Mark Uhen, John Alroy and Evangelos Vlachos

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