Later Neogene Hipparions from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

  • Raymond L. Bernor
  • Miranda Armour-Chelu
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 14)


The Manonga Valley basin in northern Tanzania comprises an extensive series of lacustrine and fluvial sediments deposited during the late Miocene and Pliocene (Harrison, 1991, 1993; Harrison et al., 1993; Harrison and Verniers, 1993; Verniers, this volume, Chapter 2; Harrison and Baker, this volume, Chapter 13). Fossil mammals were first recorded in the Manonga Valley during the 1920s and 1930s (Stockley, 1929; Grace and Stockley, 1930; Williams and Eades, 1938) but substantial collections were not made until the Wembere-Manonga Paleon-tological Expedition (WMPE) first visited the area in 1990 (Harrison and Mbago, this volume, Chapter 1).


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  • Raymond L. Bernor
    • 1
  • Miranda Armour-Chelu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Department of AnatomyHoward UniversityUSA

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