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Rusingoryx atopocranion Pickford & Thomas, 1984

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Megalotragus atopocranion Pickford & Thomas, 1984

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Kenya (Rusinga Island & Mfangano Island)

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Pickford, M. and Thomas, H. (1984). An aberrant new bovid (Mammalia) in subrecent deposits from Rusinga island, Kenya. Proceedings Koninklijke Akademie des Wetenschappen. B. 87(4): 441-452.

 

Other references:

Faith, J. Tyler. (2014). Late Pleistocene and Holocene mammal extinctions on continental Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 128: 105-121.

J. Tyler Faith, Jonah N. Choiniere, Christian A. Tryon, Daniel J. Peppe, and David L. Fox. (2011). Taxonomic status and paleoecology of Rusingoryx atopocranion (Mammalia, Artiodactyla), an extinct Pleistocene bovid from Rusinga Island, Kenya. Quaternary Research 75(3): 697-707.

Harris, J. M. (1991). Family Bovidae. In: Harris, J.M. (Ed.), Koobi Fora Research Project. The Fossil Ungulates: Geology, Fossil Artiodactyls, and Palaeoenvironments, 3. Clarendon Press, Oxford, pp. 139-320.

Jenkins, Kirsten E. et al. (2017). Evaluating the potential for tactical hunting in the Middle Stone Age: Insights from a bonebed of the extinct bovid, Rusingoryx atopocranion. Journal of Human Evolution 108: 72-91. [Abstract]

O'Brien, Haley D. et al. (2016). Unexpected Convergent Evolution of Nasal Domes between Pleistocene Bovids and Cretaceous Hadrosaur Dinosaurs. Current Biology 26(4): 556. [Abstract]

Tryon, C.A., Faith, J.T., Peppe, D.J., Fox, D.L., McNulty, K.P., Jenkins, K., Dunsworth, H., Harcourt-Smith, W. (2010). The Pleistocene archaeology and environments of the Wasiriya Beds, Rusinga Island, Kenya. J. Hum. Evol. 59: 657-671.

Tryon, C.A., Peppe, D.J., Faith, J.T., Van Plantinga, A., Nightengale, S., Ogondo, J. and Fox, David L. (2012). Late Pleistocene artefacts and fauna from Rusinga and Mfangano islands, Lake Victoria, Kenya. Azania Archaeol. Res. Afr. 47(1): 14-38.

Vrba, E. S. (1997). New fossils of Alcelaphini and Caprinae (Bovidae, Mammalia) from Awash, Ethiopia, and phylogenetic analysis of Alcelaphini. Paleontol. Afr. 34: 127-198.

http://perfscience.com/content/2143198-similarities-between-rusingoryx-and-hadrosaurs-are-great-example-convergent

 

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