Preliminary description of the Equatorius africanus partial skeleton (KNM-TH 28860) from Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya

Title

Preliminary description of the Equatorius africanus partial skeleton (KNM-TH 28860) from Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya

Creator

Sherwood R J; Ward S; Hill A; Duren D L; Brown B; Downs W

Publisher

Journal of Human Evolution

Date

2002
2002-01

Description

A partial skeleton was recovered from middle Miocene Muruyur sediments near Kipsaramon in the Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya. The specimen, representing much of the upper skeleton, comes from locality BPRP#122 dated between 15(.)58 Ma and 15(.)36 Ma. It is referable to the middle Miocene hominoid taxon Equatorius africanus. Preliminary descriptions of the partial skeleton are provided. While the anatomy of the wrist, thorax and hindlimb in Equatorius is similar to that of Afropithecus and Proconsul, the morphology of the new skeleton confirms earlier interpretations of greater terrestriality in Equatorius. (C) 2002 Academic Press.

Subject

Anthropology; Equatorius africanus; evolution; Evolutionary Biology; genus; hominoid; Kenya; Kipsaramon; Middle Miocene; Middle Miocene; Muruyur; phylogenetic affinities; proconsul-nyanzae; rusinga-island; site

Format

Journal Article

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Pages

63-73

Issue

1

Volume

42

Citation

Sherwood R J; Ward S; Hill A; Duren D L; Brown B; Downs W, “Preliminary description of the Equatorius africanus partial skeleton (KNM-TH 28860) from Kipsaramon, Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Kenya,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed May 18, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/7162.

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