Gordons Valley 8 (Holocene of New Zealand)

Where: South Island, New Zealand (44.5° S, 171.0° E: paleocoordinates 44.5° S, 171.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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 215415: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.11.2020

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Chiroptera - Mystacinidae
Mystacina robusta Dwyer 1962 New Zealand short-tailed bat
 Rodentia - Muridae
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat
Aves
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Coturnix novaezelandiae Quoy and Gaimard 1830 New Zealand quail
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha cf. aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Apterygiformes - Apterygidae
Apteryx sp. Huxley 1867 kiwi
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
"Oceanites nereis" = Garrodia nereis, "Oceanites (Garrodia) nereis" = Garrodia nereis
"Oceanites nereis" = Garrodia nereis Gould 1841 gray-backed storm-petrel
"Oceanites (Garrodia) nereis" = Garrodia nereis Gould 1841 gray-backed storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Pachyptila turtur Kuhl 1820 fairy prion
 Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae
Aegotheles novaezealandiae Scarlett 1968 New Zealand owlet-nightjar
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1789 New Zealand pigeon
Columba livia Gmelin 1789 rock pigeon
 Psittaciformes - Strigopidae
Nestor notabilis Gould 1856 kea
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus sp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Ninox novaeseelandiae Gmelin 1788 southern boobook
 Passeriformes - Acanthizidae
Gerygone igata Quoy and Gaimard 1830 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Alaudidae
? Alauda arvensis Linnaeus 1758 Eurasian skylark
 Passeriformes - Locustellidae
"Bowdleria punctata" = Megalurus punctatus
"Bowdleria punctata" = Megalurus punctatus Quoy and Gaimard 1830 fernbird
 Passeriformes - Passeridae
Passer domesticus Linnaeus 1758 house sparrow
 Passeriformes - Mohouidae
Mohoua ochrocephala Gmelin 1789 yellowhead
 Passeriformes - Callaeidae
Philesturnus carunculatus Gmelin 1789 South Island saddleback
"Callaeas cinerea" = Callaeas cinereus Gmelin 1789 South Island kokako
 Passeriformes - Fringillidae
Carduelis carduelis Linnaeus 1758 European goldfinch
 Passeriformes - Sturnidae
Sturnus vulgaris Linnaeus 1758 European starling
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica australis Sparrman 1788 New Zealand robin
Petroica macrocephala Gmelin 1789 tomtit
 Passeriformes - Meliphagidae
Anthornis melanura Sparrman 1786 New Zealand bellbird
 Passeriformes - Oriolidae
Turnagra capensis Sparrman 1787 South Island piopio
 Passeriformes - Rhipiduridae
Rhipidura fuliginosa Sparrman 1787 New Zealand fantail
 Passeriformes - Acanthisittidae
Traversia lyalli Rothschild 1894 New Zealand wren
Acanthisitta chloris Sparrman 1787 New Zealand wren
Xenicus sp. Gray New Zealand wren
Reptilia
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
Naultinus sp. Gray 1842 gecko
=Heteropholis
Hoplodactylus cf. duvaucelii Duméril and Bibron 1836 gecko
 Squamata - Scincidae
Oligosoma cf. lineoocellatum Duméril and Duméril 1851 skink