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Maboko Island - Maboko fm. (Miocene of Kenya)

Also known as ETE Locality 903, Kiboko, Maboko Island - Maboko fm.,

Where: Kenya (0.2° N, 34.6° E: paleocoordinates 0.6° S, 33.2° E)

When: Maboko Formation, Serravallian (13.7 - 11.6 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: Min age = 13.8 +/- .04 Ma (Bed 8 Tuff). Max age = ~17 Ma (based on biostratigraphy) radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain

• ETE sed env 1: fluvial, ETE sed env 2: wet_floodplain ETE event: ., ETE env comment: very wet floodplain
• ETE rock type adj: ., ETE lithology comments: "massive muds and silts, calcretes, altered and unaltered tuffs"

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (in situ)

• ETE Size: macro; ETE reference list: 522, 521, 488, 487, 483, 482, 481, 480, 479, 478, 477, 456, 121, 81, ; ETE museum list: KNM

Primary reference: A. J. Winkler. 1997. Systematics, Paleobiogeography, and Paleoenvironmental Significance of Rodents from the Ibole Member, Manonga Valley, Tanzania. In T. Harrison (ed.), Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. Plenum Press, New York and London 311-332 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

PaleoDB collection 22082: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 25.02.1999