new rhinoceros from the late Miocene of Loperot, Turkana district, Kenya by Dirk Albert Hooijer

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  • Kenya,
  • Turkana.


  • Chilotheridium pattersoni.,
  • Paleontology -- Miocene.,
  • Paleontology -- Kenya -- Turkana.

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Statement[by] D. A. Hooijer.
SeriesBulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, v. 142, no. 3, Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology ;, v. 142, no. 3.
LC ClassificationsQE882.U6 H74
The Physical Object
Pagination339-392 p.
Number of Pages392
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Open LibraryOL4559505M
LC Control Number77031353

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Rhinocerotid fossils from the lower upper Miocene Namurungule and Nakali Formations, northern Kenya, are described. These materials reveal the following diagnostic characters of Chilotheridium pattersoni: a strongly constricted protocone with a flattened lingual wall, a hypocone groove, a developed crochet, and an antecrochet curved toward the entrance of the medisinus.

Specimens previously. The site of Loperot in West Turkana, Kenya, is usually assigned to the Early Miocene. Recent discoveries at Loperot, including catarrhine primates, led to a revision of its mammalian fauna. Our revision of the fauna at Loperot shows an unusual taxonomic composition of the catarrhine community as well as several other unique mammalian taxa.

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A new rhinoceros from the Nebraska Miocene by Lloyd G. Tanner,University of Nebraska State Museum edition, in English. Dixey () first noted Miocene fossils at Loperot in West Turkana, Kenya. A Harvard team began collecting there in –64 (Mead, ) and discovered the rhinoceros, Chilotheridium patersoni (Hooijer, ), the oldest shovel-tusked proboscidean from Africa, Platybelodon sp.

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