Te Ana a Moe, Chatham Island (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (43.9° S, 176.5° W: paleocoordinates 43.9° S, 176.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by P.R. Millener in 1992

• Repository: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand (Te Papa) (NMNZ).

Primary reference: P. R. Millener. 1999. The history of the Chatham Islands' bird fauna of the last 7000 years - a chronicle of change and extinction. Avian Paleontology at the Close of the 20th Century: Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Society of Avian Paleontology and Evolution, Washington, D.C, 4-7 June 1996. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology 89:85-109 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 198088: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 07.12.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Larus dominicanus Lichtenstein 1823 kelp gull
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha chathamica Forbes 1893 Forbes's snipe
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Tadorna sp., Mergus milleneri n. sp.2, Anas sp., "Pachyanas chathamica" = Anas chathamica
Tadorna sp. Boie 1822 shelduck
Mergus milleneri n. sp.2 Williams and Tennyson 2014 merganser
Anas sp. Linnaeus 1758 dabbling duck
"Pachyanas chathamica" = Anas chathamica Oliver 1955 Chatham duck
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falco novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1788 New Zealand falcon
 Psittaciformes - Strigopidae
Nestor chathamensis3 Wood et al. 2014 parrot
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus auriceps Kuhl 1820 yellow-crowned parakeet
Cyanoramphus novaezelandiae Sparrman 1787 red-fronted parakeet
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Hemiphaga chathamensis Rothschild 1891 Chatham Island pigeon
 Passeriformes - Acanthizidae
Gerygone albofrontata Gray 1845 Chatham Island gerygone
 Passeriformes - Locustellidae
"Bowdleria rufescens" = Megalurus rufescens
"Bowdleria rufescens" = Megalurus rufescens Buller 1869 Chatham Islands fernbird
 Passeriformes - Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura fuliginosa Sparrman 1787 New Zealand fantail
 Passeriformes - Meliphagidae
Anthornis melanura Sparrman 1786 New Zealand bellbird
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica traversi Buller 1872 Chatham robin
 Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Anthus novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1789 Australasian pipit
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Diaphorapteryx hawkinsi Forbes 1892 great Chatham Island rail
Gallirallus dieffenbachii Gray 1843 Dieffenbach's rail
Gallirallus modestus Hutton 1872 Chatham Islands rail
Fulica chathamensis Forbes 1892 Chatham coot
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Pelagodroma marina Latham 1790 white-faced storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Pachyptila crassirostris Mathews 1912 fulmar prion
Pachyptila turtur Kuhl 1820 fairy prion
Pelecanoides urinatrix Gmelin 1789 common diving-petrel
Pterodroma nigripennis Rothschild 1893 black-winged petrel
Pterodroma magentae Giglioli and Salvadori 1869 magenta petrel
Pterodroma imberi1 Tennyson et al. 2015 Imber's petrel
Pterodroma axillaris Salvin 1893 Chatham petrel
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Eudyptula minor Forster 1781 little penguin