Ulupau Head (Pleistocene of the United States)

Where: Hawaii (21.5° N, 157.7° W: paleocoordinates 21.1° N, 157.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

• These sediments are probably considerably younger than 800,000 yr, the age of the oldest rocks in the volcanic series forming the crater, and older than 120,000 yr, the age of the overlying marine deposits of the Waimanalo Formation (James 1987).

Environment/lithology: lacustrine - small; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. F. James. 1987. A late Pleistocene avifauna from the Island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. Docum. Lab. Geol. Lyon 99:221-230 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 176394: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 10.02.2016

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Fulica americana Gmelin 1789 American coot
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas wyvilliana Sclater 1878 Hawaiian duck
Thambetochen sp. Olson and Wetmore 1976 waterfowl
 Passeriformes - Fringillidae
"Psittirostra (Chloridops) sp." = Chloridops, Paroreomyza maculata, "Psittirostra (Rhodacanthis) sp." = Rhodacanthis, "Loxops virens" = Chlorodrepanis virens, "? Hemignathus obscurus" = Akialoa obscura
"Psittirostra (Chloridops) sp." = Chloridops Wilson 1888 finch
Paroreomyza maculata Cabanis 1851 Oahu alauahio
"Psittirostra (Rhodacanthis) sp." = Rhodacanthis Rothschild 1892 finch
"Loxops virens" = Chlorodrepanis virens Gmelin 1789 Hawaii amakihi
"? Hemignathus obscurus" = Akialoa obscura Gmelin 1788 lesser akialoa
 Passeriformes - Monarchidae
Chasiempis sandwichensis Gmelin 1789 Hawaii elepaio
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus sp. Linnaeus 1758 crow
 Passeriformes - Mohoidae
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Buteo sp. de Lacep├Ęde 1799 hawk