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The large-mammal fauna from the Kibish Formation

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dc.contributor.author Assefa, Zelalem en
dc.contributor.author Yirga, Solomon en
dc.contributor.author Reed, Kaye E. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-23T19:13:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-23T19:13:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Assefa, Zelalem, Yirga, Solomon, and Reed, Kaye E. 2008. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F6916">The large-mammal fauna from the Kibish Formation</a>." <em>Journal of Human Evolution</em>. 55 (3):501&ndash;512. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.05.015">https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.05.015</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-2484
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/6916
dc.description.abstract The Kibish faunal remains are useful for reconstructing the habitat of the earliest documented Homo sapiens and for understanding the community within which early modern humans existed. A diverse assemblage of large mammals, including many species of bovids, suids, and equids, has been recovered from the Kibish Formation. There are no extinct large mammals represented in the fossil assemblage, and the overall taxonomic composition of the fossil fauna is similar to the modern-day wildlife community living near the Omo River. The fossil faunal assemblage shows a paucity of arboreal primates, and carnivore species are rare. However, the faunal sample includes possible Cephalophus (duiker) remains and Hylochoerus meinertzhageni (giant forest hog), taxa that are extremely rare in the African fossil record, and both indicate more closed habitats. Comparative analyses of the Kibish faunal remains using the ecological-diversity approach document close associations with edaphic grassland and woodland vegetation types. These vegetation forms are similar to current habitats surrounding the Omo River. en
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dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Human Evolution en
dc.title The large-mammal fauna from the Kibish Formation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 76878
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.05.015
rft.jtitle Journal of Human Evolution
rft.volume 55
rft.issue 3
rft.spage 501
rft.epage 512
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Anthropology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.citation.spage 501
dc.citation.epage 512

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