Sugarloaf Hill, site 1 (Pleistocene of Saint Helena)

Where: Saint Helena (15.9° S, 5.7° W: paleocoordinates 15.9° S, 5.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

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

• Radiocarbon dated to late Pleistocene by Lewis (2008).

Environment/lithology: eolian; unlithified, calcareous sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by S.L. Olson in 1971; reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: S. L. Olson. 1973. Evolution of the rails of the South Atlantic Islands (Aves: Rallidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 152:1-53 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176071: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 26.01.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Laridae
"Sterna fuscata" = Onychoprion fuscatus
"Sterna fuscata" = Onychoprion fuscatus Linnaeus 1766 sooty tern
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Atlantisia podarces" = Aphanocrex podarces
"Atlantisia podarces" = Aphanocrex podarces Wetmore 1963 Saint Helena rail
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Dysmoropelia dekarchiskos n. gen. n. sp. Olson 1975 Saint Helena dove
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Pelagodroma marina Latham 1790 white-faced storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
"Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
Bulweria bifax n. sp. Olson 1975 Saint Helena Bulwer's petrel
Puffinus lherminieri Lesson 1839 Audubon's shearwater
Puffinus pacificoides n. sp. Olson 1975 shearwater
Pterodroma rupinarum n. sp. Olson 1975 Saint Helena gadfly petrel