Makewehi Dunes (Holocene of the United States)

Also known as Makawehi

Where: Kauai County, Hawaii (21.9° N, 159.4° W: paleocoordinates 21.9° N, 159.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• "Land snail shells, crab claws, and a goose bone from the sand yielded radiocarbon dates of 6740 ± 80, 5145 ± 60 and 4690 ± 100 ybp, respectively (Olson and James, 1982a, 1982b; Hearty et al. 2000)." (Ziegler et al. 2016)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: interdune; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: S. L. Olson and H. F. James. 1982. Prodromus of the fossil avifauna of the Hawaiian Islands. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 365:1-59 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 110076: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 01.06.2011, edited by Bethany Allen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Chiroptera - Vespertilionidae
Synemporion keana2 Ziegler et al. 2016 vesper bat
"two isolated bones"
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Numenius tahitiensis Gmelin 1789 bristle-thighed curlew
 Passeriformes -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Mohoidae
Moho braccatus Cassin 1855 Kauai oo
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anatidae indet. Vigors 1825 waterfowl
large flightless goose
Chelychelynechen quassus n. gen. n. sp.1 Olson and James 1991 waterfowl
Branta sp. Scopoli 1769 goose
 Neornithes -
Strigiformes indet. Wagler 1830 owl
extinct owl
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Grallistrix auceps n. gen. n. sp.1
Grallistrix auceps n. gen. n. sp.1 Olson and James 1991 long-legged Kauai owl
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Porzana sp.1 Vieillot 1816 rail
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
Diomedea sp. Linnaeus 1758 albatross