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Omo - O.81 (Pliocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 452, Omo - O.81, P.928,

Where: Ethiopia (5.0° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.3° N, 36.0° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: A Member (Shungura Formation), Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: Max= Tuff A, Min= Tuff B (3.36+-.04ma) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: sed sequence=channel-levee-channel-levee-floodplai
• ETE rock type adj: unconsolidated, ETE lithology comments: fines up to silt, silty clay, interlayered silt and micaceous sand, tuffite and fine silt (member description)

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 415, 414, 409, 123, 104, ; ETE museum list: BMNH: British Museum (Natural History), ENM, KNM, MNHN: Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Primary reference: M. G. Leakey. 1982. Extinct large Colobines from the Plio-Pleistocene of Africa. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 58:153-172 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

PaleoDB collection 21634: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.07.1997

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