Tangarutu Cave, excavation S1, Rapa Island (Holocene of French Polynesia)

Where: French Polynesia (27.6° S, 144.4° W: paleocoordinates 27.6° S, 144.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; unlithified sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: Repository: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NMNZ)

Primary reference: A. J. D. Tennyson and A. Anderson. 2012. Bird, reptile and mammal remains from archaeological sites on Rapa Island. In A. Anderson, D. J. Kennett (eds.), Taking the High Ground: The Archaeology of Rapa, a Fortified Island in Remote East Polynesia 105-114 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 231179: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.08.2023

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Gallirallus astolfoi n. sp. Salvador et al. 2021 rail
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Puffinus assimilis Gould 1838 little shearwater
ssp. myrtae
Pterodroma neglecta Schlegel 1863 Kermadec petrel
Pterodroma nigripennis Rothschild 1893 black-winged petrel
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Fregetta grallaria Vieillot 1818 white-bellied storm-petrel
ssp. titan
 Phaethontiformes - Phaethontidae
Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert 1783 red-tailed tropicbird