San Miguel Island V-7 (Pleistocene of the United States)

Also known as Simonton Cove

Where: Santa Barbara County, California (34.1° N, 120.4° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 120.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: eolian; lithology not reported

• eolianite

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: D. A. Guthrie. 1992. A late Pleistocene avifauna from San Miguel Island, California. Science Series (Los Angeles) 36:319-327 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 125236: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 07.03.2012

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cathartiformes - Cathartidae
Gymnogyps californianus2 Shaw 1797 California condor
 Passeriformes -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Alaudidae
Eremophila alpestris2 Linnaeus 1759 horned lark
 Passeriformes - Passerellidae
Zonotrichia leucophrys Forster 1772 white-crowned sparrow
Melospiza melodia Wilson 1810 song sparrow
 Passeriformes - Tyrannidae
cf. Sayornis nigricans1 Swainson 1827 black phoebe
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus corax Linnaeus 1758 common raven
 Strigiformes - Tytonidae
Tyto alba Scopoli 1769 barn owl
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
Podiceps nigricollis Brehm 1831 black-necked grebe
Aechmophorus sp. Coues 1862 grebe
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
"Chen caerulescens" = Anser caerulescens Linnaeus 1758 snow goose
Branta canadensis Linnaeus 1758 Canada goose
Chendytes lawi Miller 1925 Law's diving-goose
Mergus serrator2 Linnaeus 1758 red-breasted merganser
Melanitta fusca Linnaeus 1758 velvet scoter
Melanitta perspicillata2 Linnaeus 1758 surf scoter
 Gaviiformes - Gaviidae
Gavia pacifica2 Lawrence 1858 Pacific loon
 Pelecaniformes - Threskiornithidae
Plegadis chihi Vieillot 1817 white-faced ibis
 Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae
Phalacrocorax pelagicus Pallas 1811 pelagic cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus Brandt 1837 Brandt's cormorant
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Fulmarus glacialis, "Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea, "Puffinus tenuirostris" = Ardenna tenuirostris2, Puffinus opisthomelas
Fulmarus glacialis Linnaeus 1761 northern fulmar
"Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
"Puffinus tenuirostris" = Ardenna tenuirostris2 Temminck 1823 short-tailed shearwater
Puffinus opisthomelas Coues 1864 black-vented shearwater
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
"Diomedea albatrus" = Phoebastria albatrus
"Diomedea albatrus" = Phoebastria albatrus Pallas 1769 short-tailed albatross
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
"Oceanodroma furcata" = Hydrobates furcatus2
"Oceanodroma furcata" = Hydrobates furcatus2 Gmelin 1789 fork-tailed storm-petrel
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Polyborus plancus Miller 1777 southern caracara
Falco sparverius Linnaeus 1758 American kestrel
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Larus sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 gull
Larus californicus Lawrence 1854 California gull
 Charadriiformes - Alcidae
Ptychoramphus aleuticus Pallas 1811 Cassin's auklet
Fratercula cirrhata2 Pallas 1769 tufted puffin
Fratercula dowi2 Guthrie et al. 2000 puffin
Cepphus columba Pallas 1811 pigeon guillemot
Synthliboramphus antiquus Gmelin 1789 Ancient murrelet
Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Xantas 1860 Guadalupe murrelet
Uria aalge Pontoppidan 1763 Common murre
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Calidris alba2, "Phalaropus fulicaria" = Phalaropus fulicarius2, "Catoptrophorus semipalmatus" = Tringa semipalmata2
Calidris alba2 Pallas 1764 sanderling
"Phalaropus fulicaria" = Phalaropus fulicarius2 Linnaeus 1758 red phalarope
"Catoptrophorus semipalmatus" = Tringa semipalmata2 Gmelin 1789 willet
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Linnaeus 1766 bald eagle
Buteo jamaicensis Gmelin 1788 red-tailed hawk