Pisonia rockshelter, layer II, Aguiguan (Holocene of Northern Mariana Islands)

Where: Northern Mariana Islands (14.9° N, 145.6° E: paleocoordinates 14.9° N, 145.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Layers II-IV are pottery-rich, prehistoric cultural deposits spanning more than a millennium

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fissure fill; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by D.W. Steadman, C.C. Bodner, S.R. Derrickson, J.D. Groves, D.S. Lee in 1994

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1999. The prehistory of vertebrates, especially birds, on Tinian, Aguiguan, and Rota, Northern Mariana Islands. Micronesica 31:319-345 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 194641: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Porzana sp. Vieillot 1816 rail
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. squamates
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae