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Paleosols and paleoenvironments of the middle Miocene, Maboko Formation, Kenya

Retallack, Gregory; Wynn, Jonathan; Benefit, Brenda; McCrossin, Monte


The middle Miocene (15 Ma) Maboko Formation of Maboko Island and Majiwa Bluffs, southwestern Kenya, has yielded abundant fossils of the earliest known cercopithecoid monkey (Victoriapithecus macinnesi), and of a kenyapithecine hominoid (Kenyapithecus africanus), as well as rare proconsuline (Simiolus leakeyorum, cf. Limnopithecus evansi) and oreopithecine apes (Mabokopithecus clarki, M. pickfordi), and galagids (Komba winamensis). Specific habitat preferences can be interpreted from large...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1006/jhev.2002.0553


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