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Omo - member C (Pleistocene of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 860, Omo - member C,

Where: Ethiopia (5.1° N, 36.0° E: paleocoordinates 5.5° N, 36.1° E)

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

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: "Max age = 2.85 +/- .08 (Tuff C). Min age = 2.52 +/- .05 (Tuff D, correlated to Hasuma Tuff at E. Turkana)." radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology:

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: "Swamp, levee and channel deposits."
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: "Interbedded sand, silt, clay, tuffite, and sandstone."

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 520, ; ETE museum list: ENM

Primary reference: Y. Coppens and F. C. Howell. 1987. Les Faunes Plio-Pleistocenes de la Basse Vallee de L'Omo (Ethiopie) Tome 3: Cercopithecidae de la Formation de Shungura. Cahiers de Paleontologie. Editions du CNRS. Paris. [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

PaleoDB collection 22039: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 01.07.1998, edited by John Damuth and Mark Uhen

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