Mason Bay, Stewart Island (Canterbury Museum collections) (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 195151: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 22.07.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
"Sterna albostriata" = Chlidonias albostriatus
"Sterna albostriata" = Chlidonias albostriatus Gray 1845 black-fronted tern
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Tadorna variegata Gmelin 1789 paradise shelduck
Anas chlorotis Gray 1845 brown teal
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Ninox novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1788 southern boobook
 Psittaciformes - Strigopidae
Nestor meridionalis Gmelin 1788 New Zealand kaka
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus spp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Passeriformes - Oriolidae
Turnagra capensis Sparrman 1787 South Island piopio
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica macrocephala Gmelin 1789 tomtit
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
Garrodia nereis Gould 1841 gray-backed storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
Diomedea sp., "Diomedea cauta" = Thalassarche cauta, "Diomedea bulleri" = Thalassarche bulleri
Diomedea sp. Linnaeus 1758 albatross
Diomedea epomophora/exulans
"Diomedea cauta" = Thalassarche cauta Gould 1841 white-capped albatross
"Diomedea bulleri" = Thalassarche bulleri Rothschild 1893 Buller's albatross
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Fulmarus glacialoides Smith 1840 southern fulmar
Macronectes sp. Richmond 1905 giant petrel
Macronectes halli/giganteus
Puffinus assimilis Gould 1838 little shearwater
Pterodroma lessonii Garnot 1826 white-headed petrel
Daption capense Linnaeus 1758 Cape petrel
"Puffinus bulleri" = Ardenna bulleri Salvin 1888 Buller's shearwater
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Eudyptes pachyrhynchus Gray 1845 Fiordland penguin