Payapai Cave (Scott Bauman samples) (Holocene of Northern Mariana Islands)

Where: Northern Mariana Islands (14.1° N, 145.2° E: paleocoordinates 14.1° N, 145.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Radiocarbon dates and presence of rat bones indicate age within the last 1000 years

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

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: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194646: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 24.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Aves
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Zosteropidae
Zosterops conspicillatus Kittlitz 1833 bridled white-eye
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Squamata indet. squamates
Serpentes indet. Linnaeus 1758 snake
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Muridae