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

in Ardipithecus kadabba

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780520254404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942509 | DOI:

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This chapter describes the cercopithecid fossils recovered from the late Miocene sediments of the western margin and Central Awash Complex (CAC) of the Middle Awash. Cercopithecids in the Adu-Asa Formation and the Kuseralee Member of the Sagantole Formation are rare compared to other taxa, with total specimens collected from late Miocene Middle Awash deposits constituting only 3.8 percent of the total number of collected vertebrate specimens identifiable below the family level.

Keywords: cercopithecid; Central Awash Complex; CAC; Adu-Asa Formation; Sagantole Formation; Middle Awash

Chapter.  10308 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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