Predator Cave (Pleistocene to of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (41.0° S, 172.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° S, 172.9° E)

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene to Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; unlithified siltstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy and R. N. Holdaway. 1996. Taphonomy of two holocene microvertebrate deposits, Takaka Hill, Nelson, New Zealand, and identification of the avian predator responsible. Historical Biology 12(1):1-24 [M. Uhen/M. Nelson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 182104: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margot Nelson on 10.10.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Chiroptera - Mystacinidae
Mystacina tuberculata New Zealand short-tailed bat
Mystacina cf. robusta Dwyer 1962 New Zealand short-tailed bat
 Rodentia - Muridae
Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha cf. aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Dinornithiformes - Emeidae
Pachyornis elephantopus Owen 1856 heavy-footed moa
 Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae
Aegotheles novaezealandiae Scarlett 1968 New Zealand owlet-nightjar
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus sp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Ninox novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1788 southern boobook
 Passeriformes - Acanthizidae
Gerygone igata Quoy and Gaimard 1830 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Mohouidae
Mohoua novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1789 pipipi
Mohoua ochrocephala Gmelin 1789 yellowhead
 Passeriformes - Callaeidae
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica australis Sparrman 1788 New Zealand robin
Petroica macrocephala Gmelin 1789 tomtit
 Passeriformes - Meliphagidae
Anthornis melanura Sparrman 1786 New Zealand bellbird
 Passeriformes - Oriolidae
Turnagra capensis Sparrman 1787 South Island piopio
 Passeriformes - Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura fuliginosa Sparrman 1787 New Zealand fantail
 Passeriformes - Acanthisittidae
Traversia lyalli Rothschild 1894 New Zealand wren
Pachyplichas yaldwyni Millener 1988 New Zealand wren
Acanthisitta chloris Sparrman 1787 New Zealand wren
Xenicus sp. Gray New Zealand wren
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Hoplodactylus sp. Fitzinger 1843 gecko
Hoplodactylus duvaucelii Duméril and Bibron 1836 gecko
 Salientia - Leiopelmatidae
Leiopelma sp. Fitzinger 1861 frog
Leiopelma markhami Worthy 1987 frog