Tengawai River, Albury Park owl site (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (44.2° S, 170.8° E: paleocoordinates 44.2° S, 170.8° E)

• coordinate based on unpublished field data

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: bone collector

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy. 1997. Quaternary fossil fauna of South Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27(1):67-162 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 215380: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.11.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Passeriformes - Emberizidae
Emberiza citrinella Linnaeus 1758 yellowhammer
 Passeriformes - Alaudidae
Alauda arvensis Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian skylark
 Passeriformes - Acanthizidae
Gerygone igata Quoy and Gaimard 1830 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura fuliginosa Sparrman 1787 New Zealand fantail
 Passeriformes - Fringillidae
Carduelis carduelis, "Carduelis chloris" = Chloris chloris
Carduelis carduelis Linnaeus 1758 European goldfinch
"Carduelis chloris" = Chloris chloris Linnaeus 1758 European greenfinch
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica macrocephala Gmelin 1789 tomtit
 Passeriformes - Passeridae
Passer domesticus Linnaeus 1758 house sparrow
 Passeriformes - Turdidae
Turdus philomelos Brehm 1831 song thrush
Turdus merula Linnaeus 1758 common blackbird
 Passeriformes - Locustellidae
"Bowdleria punctata" = Megalurus punctatus
"Bowdleria punctata" = Megalurus punctatus Quoy and Gaimard 1830 fernbird
 Passeriformes - Sturnidae
Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus 1758 European starling
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
cf. Tadorna sp. Boie 1822 shelduck
 Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae
Aegotheles novaezealandiae Scarlett 1968 New Zealand owlet-nightjar
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus sp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Sceloglaux albifacies Gray 1844 laughing owl
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha cf. aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Coturnix novaezelandiae Quoy and Gaimard 1830 New Zealand quail
Reptilia
 Eosuchia - Sphenodontidae
Sphenodon sp. Gray 1831 lepidosaur
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Naultinus sp. Gray 1842 gecko
=Heteropholis
 Squamata - Scincidae
Oligosoma sp. Girard skink
Oligosoma cf. lineoocellatum Duméril and Duméril 1851 skink
Oligosoma cf. nigriplantare Peters 1874 skink
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat