Fossil Suids from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

  • Laura C. Bishop
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 14)


This contribution discusses suid specimens from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania. The 1990, 1992, and 1994 expeditions to the Wembere-Manonga Valley recovered 65 suid specimens from ten sites (Table I). Fossils suids derive from horizons throughout the Wembere-Manonga Formation, although the majority were recovered from the Ibole Member (Harrison 1991, 1993, 1994; Harrison and Verniers, 1993; Harrison et al., 1993; Haileab and Harrison, 1993; Mbago et al., 1993; Verniers, this volume, Chapter 2). There were no differences between specimens from the different members so they are treated together here. All suid remains can be attributed to the Pliocene species Nyanzachoerus kanamensis.


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  • Laura C. Bishop
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  1. 1.Department of Human Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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