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Omo - O.75 (Pleistocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 486, Omo - O.75,

Where: Ethiopia (5.0° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.2° N, 35.9° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

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

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

Environment/lithology: sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: fluv_deltaic, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: 0
• ETE rock type adj: unconsolidated, ETE lithology comments: med-coarse sand and gravel, interlayered with silt, cyclic, fining up to silt, ss slabs,clayey silt (member description)

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (in situ)

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

Primary reference: G. Suwa, T. D. White, and F. Clark Howell. 1996. Mandibular postcanine dentition from the Shungura Formation, Ethiopia: Crown morphology, taxonomic allocations and Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 101:247-282 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

PaleoDB collection 21668: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 31.07.1997, edited by John Damuth

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