Te Rua Rere Cave, Tava'enga District, Mangaia (Holocene of Cook Islands)

Where: Cook Islands (21.9° S, 157.9° W: paleocoordinates 21.9° S, 157.9° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1987. Two new species of rails (Aves: Rallidae) from Mangaia, southern Cook Islands. Pacific Science 40:27-43 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 194747: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 28.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Porzana rua n. sp., "Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis, Gallirallus ripleyi n. sp.
Porzana rua n. sp. Steadman 1987 Mangaia crake
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis Gmelin 1789 spotless crake
Gallirallus ripleyi n. sp. Steadman 1987 Mangaia rail