Shag River Mouth (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (45.5° S, 170.8° E: paleocoordinates 45.5° S, 170.8° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: dune; unlithified, muddy sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: midden

Primary reference: T. F. G. Higham and F. J. Petchey. 2000. On the reliability of archaeological rat bone for hydrocarbon dating in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 30(4):399-409 [M. Uhen/L. Craig]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 181846: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Leanna Craig on 05.10.2016, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Scombriformes - Gempylidae
 Carnivora - Otariidae
Phocarctos hookeri Gray 1844 New Zealand sea lion
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat