Hawkes Cave (Pleistocene to of New Zealand)

Where: New Zealand (41.0° S, 172.9° E: paleocoordinates 41.0° S, 172.9° E)

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

Environment/lithology: cave; metamorphosed limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy and R. N. Holdaway. 1996. Taphonomy of two holocene microvertebrate deposits, Takaka Hill, Nelson, New Zealand, and identification of the avian predator responsible. Historical Biology 12(1):1-24 [M. Uhen/M. Nelson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 182103: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margot Nelson on 10.10.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Coenocorypha cf. aucklandica Gray 1845 subantarctic snipe
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Cyanoramphus sp. Bonaparte 1854 parrot
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus sp. Linnaeus 1758 crow
 Passeriformes - Callaeidae
 Passeriformes - Oriolidae
Turnagra capensis Sparrman 1787 South Island piopio
 Passeriformes - Petroicidae
Petroica australis Sparrman 1788 New Zealand robin
 Passeriformes - Mohouidae
Mohoua ochrocephala Gmelin 1789 yellowhead
 Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae
Aegotheles novaezealandiae Scarlett 1968 New Zealand owlet-nightjar
 Ratitae -
 Dinornithiformes - Emeidae
Euryapteryx sp. Haast 1874 bird
 Dinornithiformes - Dinornithidae
Dinornis struthoides Owen 1844 bird
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Accipitridae indet. Viellot 1816 hawk
 Squamata - Gekkonidae
 Rodentia - Muridae
 Chiroptera - Mystacinidae
Mystacina tuberculata New Zealand short-tailed bat
Mystacina cf. robusta New Zealand short-tailed bat