Sites 1-17, Mason Bay, Stewart Island (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (46.9° S, 167.8° E: paleocoordinates 46.9° S, 167.8° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: eolian; unlithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy. 1998. Fossils indicate Pelecanoides georgicus had large colonies at Mason Bay, Stewart Island, New Zealand. Notornis 45:229-246 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 195150: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.07.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Larus sp. Linnaeus 1758 gull
Larus scopulinus/bulleri
Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein 1823 kelp gull
 Charadriiformes - Haematopodidae
Haematopus unicolor Forster 1841 variable oystercatcher
 Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae
"Catharacta antarctica" = Stercorarius antarcticus
"Catharacta antarctica" = Stercorarius antarcticus Lesson 1831 brown skua
As Catharacta skua
 Passeriformes - Callaeidae
Philesturnus carunculatus Gmelin 1789 South Island saddleback
 Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Anthus novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1789 Australasian pipit
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Gallirallus australis Sparrman 1786 weka
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Pelagodroma marina Latham 1790 white-faced storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Pachyptila vittata Forster 1777 broad-billed prion
Pachyptila turtur Kuhl 1820 fairy prion
Pelecanoides urinatrix Gmelin 1789 common diving-petrel
Puffinus sp. Brisson 1760 shearwater
Puffinus gavia/buttoni
Pterodroma cookii Gray 1843 Cook's petrel
Pterodroma inexpectata Forster 1844 mottled petrel
"Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
"Puffinus tenuirostris" = Ardenna tenuirostris Temminck 1823 short-tailed shearwater
 Apterygiformes - Apterygidae
Apteryx australis Shaw 1813 Southern brown kiwi
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Eudyptula minor Forster 1781 little penguin
 Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae
"Leucocarbo carunculatus" = Phalacrocorax carunculatus, "Stictocarbo punctatus" = Phalacrocorax punctatus
"Leucocarbo carunculatus" = Phalacrocorax carunculatus Gmelin 1789 Rough-faced shag
"Stictocarbo punctatus" = Phalacrocorax punctatus Sparrman 1786 spotted shag
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus rattus Linnaeus 1758 black rat