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Middle Awash - Kalaloo Mbr. (Pliocene to of Ethiopia)

Also known as ETE Locality 954, Middle Awash - Kalaloo Mbr.,

Where: Ethiopia (10.6° N, 40.6° E: paleocoordinates 10.5° N, 40.4° E)

When: Sagantole Formation (Awash Group), Zanclean to Zanclean (5.3 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: Max age = 3.85 +/- .08 (CT (Cindery or Lapilli Tuff)). Min age = Pleistocene, based on fauna. radiometric intage_max,

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - large

• ETE sed env 1: lacustrine_lg, ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: lake-marginal and alluvial deposition
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: Widely traceable lapilli tuff and variable silts, siltstone, sand, microconglomerate lenses, silty tuff, and clay.

Collection methods: surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 566, 565, 564, 563, 562, 561, 560, 559, 558, 557, 556, 555, 554, 553, 552, 551, 550, 549, 548, 547, 546, 545, 491, ; ETE museum list: ENM

Primary reference: J. E. Kalb, E.B. Oswald, S. Tebedge, A. Mebrate, E. Tola and D. Peak. 1982. Geology and stratigraphy of Neogene deposits, Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. Nature 298:17-25 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/D. Reed] more details

PaleoDB collection 22133: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 15.03.1999

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