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Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation

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

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The late Miocene Adu-Asa Formation comprises major sedimentary and volcanic units that crop out along the densely faulted and tilted frontal blocks of the western rift margin of the transition zone ... More


Volcanic Record of the Adu-Asa Formation

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

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the Mio-Pliocene volcanic materials exposed along the western margin of the Middle Awash area, with a primary focus on the late Miocene deposits of the Adu-Asa Formation. The ... More


Cercopithecidae

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

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

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 ... More


Geochronology

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

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

40Ar/39Ar dating has been applied extensively to volcanic units of late Miocene to Pleistocene age in the Middle Awash study area, and is the most important dating method applied to these deposits. ... More


Carnivora

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and F. Clark Howell

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the Middle Awash carnivore fauna, which represents one of the most diverse in the latest Miocene of eastern Africa. At least 15 genera in seven families are recognized from the ... More


Hippopotamidae

Boisserie Jean-Renaud and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The first known representatives of the family Hippopotamidae left a limited fossil record during the Miocene. In this chapter, two assemblages of hippopotamus remains are identified in the late ... More


Small Mammals

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

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the systematics and paleoecology of the small mammals recovered in fossiliferous localities of the Adu-Asa Formation. The micromammalian fauna from the late Miocene of the ... More


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