Ulupaka Cave, north entrance, owl deposit (Holocene of Niue)

Where: Niue (19.0° S, 169.8° W: paleocoordinates 19.0° S, 169.8° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa; Otago University

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy, R. Walter, and A. J. Anderson. 1998. Fossil and archaeological avifauna of Niue Island, Pacific Ocean. Notornis 45:177-190 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193867: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Chiroptera - Pteropodidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat
Reptilia
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
? Gehyra sp. Gray 1834 gecko
Aves
 Caprimulgiformes - Apodidae
"Collocalia spodiopygia" = Aerodramus spodiopygius
"Collocalia spodiopygia" = Aerodramus spodiopygius Peale 1848 white-rumped swiftlet
 Passeriformes - Sturnidae
Aplonis tabuensis Gmelin 1788 Polynesian starling
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis Gmelin 1789 spotless crake