Title

The Pleistocene Fauna (Other han Primates) from Asbole, Lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia, and Its Environmental and Biochronological Implications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Keywords

Mammalian fauna, Pleistocene, Ethiopia, Environment

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2003.05.011

Abstract

The Asbole area in the Lower Awash Valley yielded a diverse fauna of large and small mammals, associated with an Acheulean industry. The most notable forms are a potentially new species of herpestid, a large collection of Kolpochoerus majus, and the earliest known Bos in Africa. Biochronologically, this fauna belongs to the earliest Middle Pleistocene, and is roughly contemporaneous with the Bodo site further south. Paleoenvironmentally, the fauna suggests a mosaic of landscapes among which humid environments, grasslands and forests, are predominant.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Geobios, v. 37, issue 6, p. 697-718

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