Pindai Cave B (The Pocket and The Crawl) (Holocene of New Caledonia)

Where: New Caledonia (21.4° S, 165.0° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° S, 165.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Anderson, C. Sand, F. Petchey and T. H. Wright. 2010. Faunal extinction and human habitation in New Caledonia: initial results and implications of new research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1:89-109 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193988: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Mammalia
 Chiroptera - Pteropodidae
Pteropus sp. Brisson 1762 flying fox
Aves
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Accipiter efficax Balouet and Olson 1989 hawk
 Galliformes - Megapodiidae
Megapodius molistructor Balouet and Olson 1989 pile-builder megapode
 Eurypygiformes - Rhynochetidae
Rhynochetos sp. Verreaux and des Murs 1860 kagu
 Neornithes - Sylviornithidae
Sylviornis neocaledoniae Poplin 1980 bird
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas gracilis Buller 1869 gray teal
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Porphyrio kukwiedei, Porphyrio melanotus, "Tricholimnas lafresnayanus" = Gallirallus lafresnayanus, "Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis
Porphyrio kukwiedei Balouet and Olson 1989 New Caledonia gallinule
Porphyrio melanotus Temminck 1820 Australasian swamphen
"Tricholimnas lafresnayanus" = Gallirallus lafresnayanus Verreaux and des Murs 1860 New Caledonian rail
"Porzana tabuensis" = Zapornia tabuensis Gmelin 1789 spotless crake
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
cf. Caloenas canacorum Balouet and Olson 1989 dove
 Strigiformes - Tytonidae
Tyto letocarti Balouet and Olson 1989 barn owl
 Caprimulgiformes - Apodidae
Collocalia spp. Gray 1840 swift
 Caprimulgiformes - Aegothelidae
Aegotheles savesi Layard and Layard 1881 New Caledonian owlet-nightjar
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Mekosuchus inexpectatus Balouet and Buffetaut 1987 crocodilian
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard