Limestone Valley Road Rockshelter (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (44.4° S, 171.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.4° S, 171.0° 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• coordinate based on unpublished field data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 215395: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.11.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Dinornithiformes - Dinornithidae
Dinornithidae indet. Bonaparte 1853 bird
Moa sp.
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Puffinus gavia Forster 1844 fluttering shearwater
or P. huttoni
 Passeriformes - Meliphagidae
Anthornis melanura Sparrman 1786 New Zealand bellbird
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica australis Sparrman 1788 New Zealand robin
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Gallirallus australis Sparrman 1786 weka
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1789 New Zealand pigeon
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus sp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha cf. aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Coturnix novaezelandiae Quoy and Gaimard 1830 New Zealand quail
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat