Amsterdam Island (Holocene of French Southern Territories)

Where: French Southern Territories (37.8° S, 77.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° S, 77.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Although undated, the better-preserved of these specimens are probably no more than a few hundred years old.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: S. L. Olson and P. Jouventin. 1996. A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas). The Condor 98:1-9 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194621: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

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Taxonomic list

Aves
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Gallus gallus2 Linnaeus 1758 chicken
 Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae
Stercorarius antarcticus1 Lesson 1831 brown skua
ssp. hamiltoni
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas marecula n. sp. Olson and Jouventin 1996 dabbling duck
 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Eudyptes chrysocome2 Forster 1781 southern rockhopper penguin
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
Hydrobatidae indet.2 Mathews 1912 storm petrel
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Pelagodroma marina2 Latham 1790 white-faced storm-petrel
Fregetta grallaria2 Vieillot 1818 white-bellied storm-petrel
Oceanites sp.2 Keyserling and Blasius 1840 bird
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
"Pterodroma ? aterrima" = Pseudobulweria aterrima2 Bonaparte 1857 Mascarene petrel
Pelecanoides urinatrix2 Gmelin 1789 common diving-petrel
Pterodroma sp.2 Bonaparte 1856 petrel
Pterodroma baraui/arminjoniana
Pterodroma arminjoniana2 Giglioli and Salvadori 1869 Trinidade petrel
Pterodroma baraui2 Jouanin 1964 Barau's petrel
Pterodroma macroptera2 Smith 1840 great-winged petrel
Pterodroma mollis2 Gould 1844 soft-plumaged petrel
Pachyptila sp.2 Illiger 1811 prion
Pachyptila sp. chicks
Pachyptila cf. turtur2 Kuhl 1820 fairy prion
"Pachyptila macgillivrayi" = Pachyptila salvini macgillivrayi2 Mathews 1912 MacGillivray's prion
Pachyptila cf. desolata2 Gmelin 1789 Antarctic prion
Puffinus assimilis2 Gould 1838 little shearwater
Procellaria cinerea2 Gmelin 1789 gray petrel
"Puffinus cf. griseus" = Ardenna grisea2 Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
"Puffinus carneipes" = Ardenna carneipes2 Gould 1844 flesh-footed shearwater
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
Diomedea sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 albatross
Diomedea amsterdamensis2 Roux et al. 1983 Amsterdam albatross
"Diomedea chlororhynchos" = Thalassarche chlororhynchos2 Gmelin 1789 yellow-nosed albatross