Payapai Cave, level I (Holocene of Northern Mariana Islands)

Where: Northern Mariana Islands (14.1° N, 145.2° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° N, 145.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Radiocarbon dates and presence of rat bones indicate age within the last 1000 years

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1992. Extinct and extirpated birds from Rota, Mariana Islands. Micronesica 25:71-84 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194622: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Gygis alba Sparman 1786 white tern
 Galliformes - Megapodiidae
Megapodius laperouse Gaimard 1823 Micronesian scrubfowl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
"Gallicolumba xanthonura" = Alopecoenas xanthonurus Temminck 1823 white-throated ground-dove
Ptilinopus roseicapilla Lesson 1831 Mariana fruit-dove
Ducula oceanica Desmarest 1826 Micronesian imperial-pigeon
 Passeriformes - Sturnidae
Aplonis opaca Kittlitz 1833 Micronesian starling
 Passeriformes - Zosteropidae
Zosterops conspicillatus Kittlitz 1833 bridled white-eye
 Caprimulgiformes - Apodidae
"Collocalia vanikorensis" = Aerodramus vanikorensis
"Collocalia vanikorensis" = Aerodramus vanikorensis Quoy and Gaimard 1830 uniform swiftlet
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Puffinus lherminieri Lesson 1839 Audubon's shearwater
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
Egretta sacra Gmelin 1789 Pacific reef-heron
 Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae
Phaethon lepturus Daudin 1802 white-tailed tropicbird
Reptilia
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Gekkonidae indet. Gray 1825 gecko
 Squamata - Scincidae
Scincidae indet. Gray 1825 skink
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus sp. Fischer 1803 rat
 Chiroptera - Pteropodidae
Pteropus sp. Brisson 1762 flying fox