Véra Eisenmann

Monodactyl Equids from Konso, Conclusions

mardi 3 octobre 2017 par Véra Eisenmann

Conclusions

The material from Konso comprises one beautiful cranium and many limb bones most of which are unfortunately fragmentary. The whole is not homogeneous.

Most limb bones suggest the existence all through the sequence of a robust Equus. Only those from Interval 5, KGA 12 have definite resemblance to an African robust species – probably E. oldowayensis of Bed II. Some limb bones have Asinine characters.

The cranial size is compatible with the other, more frequently represented form(s) but some cranial characters suggest an Asinine species to which I believe it belongs.

Reference

GEN SUWA, HIDEO NAKAYA, BERHANE ASFAW, HARUO SAEGUSA, AWOKE
AMZAYE, REIKO T. KONO, YONAS BEYENE, and SHIGEHIRO KATOH
Source : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23(4):901-916. 2003.


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