Dental Remains Of Equatorius Africanus From Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya

Title

Dental Remains Of Equatorius Africanus From Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya

Creator

Kelley J; Ward S; Brown B; Hill A; Duren D L

Publisher

Journal of Human Evolution

Date

2002
2002-01

Description

Forty-one isolated large hominoid teeth, as well as most of the mandibular and three maxillary teeth associated with a partial skeleton, were recovered from middle Miocene Muruyur sediments near Kipsaramon in the Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya. The isolated teeth were collected as surface finds and the skeleton was excavated in situ at locality BPRP#122 dated between 15(.)58 Ma and 15(.)36 Ma. The majority of the teeth recovered at BPRP#122 are referable to a minimum of five individuals of the hominoid Equatorius africanus. Three of the teeth, however, are provisionally assigned to Nyanzapithecus sp. The new hominoids from Kipsaramon add to an increasing inventory of specimens that suggest greater large hominoid taxonomic diversity from the middle Miocene of Kenya than was previously recognized. It is suggested that there are two large-bodied hominoid species present at Mabako, only one of which is assignable to Equatorius. (C) 2002 Academic Press.

Subject

Anthropology; baringo; dentition; Equatorius; evolution; Evolutionary Biology; hominoid genus; hominoids; kenyapithecus; Kipsaramon; middle miocene; Miocene; Muruyur; pasalar; sexual dimorphism; western kenya

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

39-62

Issue

1

Volume

42

Citation

Kelley J; Ward S; Brown B; Hill A; Duren D L, “Dental Remains Of Equatorius Africanus From Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 21, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10432.

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