Onemea Site TAR-6, layer III (Holocene of French Polynesia)

Where: French Polynesia (23.2° S, 135.1° W: paleocoordinates 23.1° S, 135.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Deposited circa 950-1250 calendar AD

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Primary reference: S. Rigal, P. V. Kirch, and T. H. Worthy. 2018. New prehistoric avifaunas from the Gambier Group, French Polynesia. Palaeontologia Electronica 21(3.4A):1-35 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 198010: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.12.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Gygis alba Sparman 1786 white tern
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Ptilinopus sp. Swainson 1825 fruit dove
Ducula tihonireasini Rigal et al. 2018 imperial pigeon
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
Nesofregetta fuliginosa Gmelin 1789 Polynesian storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Procellariidae indet. Vigors 1825 petrel
Pseudobulweria sp. Mathews 1936 petrel
Puffinus nativitatis Streets 1877 Christmas shearwater
Puffinus cf. bailloni Bonaparte 1857 tropical shearwater
Puffinus magn. P. bailloni
Pterodroma cf. leucoptera Gould 1844 Gould's petrel
Pterodroma magn. P. leucoptera
Pterodroma cf. heraldica Salvin 1888 herald petrel
Pterodroma magn. P. heraldica
Ardenna pacifica Gmelin 1789 wedge-tailed shearwater
 Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae
Phaethon lepturus Daudin 1802 white-tailed tropicbird
Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert 1783 red-tailed tropicbird
 Suliformes - Fregatidae
Fregata minor Gmelin 1789 Great frigatebird