Kairuru 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; limestone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. H. Worthy and R. N. Holdaway. 1994. Quaternary fossil faunas from caves in Takaka Valley and on Takaka Hill, northwest Nelson, South Island, New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 24(3):297-391 [M. Uhen/M. Nelson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 182838: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Margot Nelson on 26.11.2016

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Taxonomic list

 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Sceloglaux albifacies Gray 1844 laughing owl
 Psittaciformes - Strigopidae
"Strigops habroptilus" = Strigops habroptila
"Strigops habroptilus" = Strigops habroptila Gray 1845 kakapo
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Gallirallus australis Sparrman 1786 weka
 Apterygiformes - Apterygidae
Apteryx sp. Huxley 1867 kiwi
 Ratitae -
 Dinornithiformes - Megalapterygidae
Megalapteryx didinus Lydekker 1891 bird
 Dinornithiformes - Emeidae
Euryapteryx geranoides Owen 1848 Mantell's moa
Pachyornis elephantopus Owen 1856 heavy-footed moa
 Dinornithiformes - Dinornithidae
Dinornis struthoides Owen 1844 bird
 Chiroptera - Mystacinidae
Mystacina cf. robusta New Zealand short-tailed bat