Shungura Formation

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Location
05°06'00"N
036°00'00"E
Country
 Ethiopia
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Description

The Shungura Formation is a stratigraphic formation located in the Omo river basin in Ethiopia. It dates to the Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene. Oldowan tools have been found in the formation, suggesting early use of stone tools by hominins. Among many others, fossils of Panthera were found in Member G of the formation.

Description

The formation comprises sandstones, siltstones, claystones and tuff, deposited in a fluvial to deltaic lacustrine environment.

Fossil content

Among many others, the following fossils have been reported from the formation:
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