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Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Abstract

The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid Ardipithecus kadabba. This research, carried out by an international team, describes Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages recovered from sediments firmly dated to between 5.2 and 5.8 million years ago. Compared to other assemblages of similar age, the Middle Awash record is unparalleled in taxonomic diversity, composed of 2,760 specimens representing at least sixty five mammalian genera. Thi ... More

Keywords: fossil discoveries, Afar region, Ethiopia, paleoenvironment, Ardipithecus kadabba, Middle Awash, Pliocene-Miocene boundary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520254404
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, editor

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1 Introduction

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Giday Woldegabriel

2 Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation

Giday Woldegabriel, William K. Hart, Paul R. Renne, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Tim White

3 Volcanic Record of the Adu-Asa Formation

William K. Hart, Giday Woldegabriel, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Paul R. Renne

4 Geochronology

Paul R. Renne, Leah E. Morgan, Giday Woldegabriel, William K. Hart, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

5 Small Mammals

Henry B. Wesselman, Michael T. Black, and Mesfin Asnake

6 Cercopithecidae

Stephen R. Frost, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Leslea Hlusko

7 Hominidae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Gen Suwa, and Tim White

8 Carnivora

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and F. Clark Howell

9 Bovidae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Elisabeth S. Vrba, and Faysal Bibi

10 Suidae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

11 Hippopotamidae

Boisserie Jean-Renaud, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

12 Giraffi dae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

13 Equidae

Raymond L. Bernor, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

14 Rhinocerotidae

Ioannis X. Giaourtsakis, Cesur Pehlevan, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

15 Proboscidea

Haruo Saegusa, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

16 Tubulidentata

Thomas Lehmann

17 Paleoenvironment

Denise F. Su, Stanley H. Ambrose, David Degusta, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

18 Paleobiogeography

Raymond L. Bernor, Lorenzo Rook, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

19 Biochronology, Faunal Turnover, and Evolution

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Tim White, Raymond L. Bernor, Lorenzo Rook, and Elisabeth S. Vrba

20 Conclusions

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Giday Woldegabriel

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