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Fossil Colobinae include at least three genera—Paracolobus Leakey, 1969, Rhinocolobus Leakey, 1982, and Cercopithecoides Mollet, 1947—and are known from several relatively complete skeletons. Smaller colobines were also diverse but are less well represented by fossils. The genus Kuseracolobus Frost, 2001 has been described from early Pliocene deposits at Aramis in the Awash Valley, Ethiopia, where colobines constitute an unusually high proportion (56%) of the cercopithecid assemblage. At Kanapoi, at least three species are represented, two moderately large but of indeterminate affinities, and the other an indeterminate species of Cercopithecoides.

G. Leakey and J. M. Harris, 17–31. New York: Columbia University Press. 2003b. Stratigraphy and depositional setting of the Pliocene Kanapoi Formation, lower Kerio Valley, Kenya. In Geology and vertebrate paleontology of the Early Pliocene site of Kanapoi, northern Kenya. Edited by John M. Harris and Meave G. Leakey. Contributions in Science 498:9–20. Greenwood, P. H. 1951. Fish remains from Miocene deposits of Rusinga Island and Kavirondo Province, Kenya. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12(4):1192–1201.

2. National Museums of Kenya, PO Box 40658, Nairobi, Kenya. 3. Departments of Biology and Geology & Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA. 4. Shuler Museum of Paleontology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275, USA. Contributions in Science, Number 498, pp. , 2001). , 1998) and, as such, it documents a perilacustrine assemblage from an interval of time that is not well represented elsewhere in the Lake Turkana Basin. We provide here a description of much of the fossil vertebrate material recovered by the Harvard University and National Museums of Kenya expeditions.

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