Henderson Island, site 6 (Holocene of Pitcairn)

Where: Pitcairn (24.3° S, 128.3° W: paleocoordinates 24.3° S, 128.3° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• 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

Collection methods: quarrying

Primary reference: G. M. Wragg. 1995. The fossil birds of Henderson Island, Pitcairn Group: natural turnover and human impact, a synopsis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 56:405-414 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193786: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 05.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Anous spp., "Procelsterna cerulea" = Anous ceruleus, "Sterna fuscata" = Onychoprion fuscatus, Gygis alba
Anous spp. Stephens 1826 gull
"Procelsterna cerulea" = Anous ceruleus Bennett 1840 blue-gray noddy
"Sterna fuscata" = Onychoprion fuscatus Linnaeus 1766 sooty tern
Gygis alba Sparman 1786 white tern
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Numenius tahitiensis Gmelin 1789 bristle-thighed curlew
Prosobonia "n. sp." Bonaparte 1850 Polynesian sandpiper
 Charadriiformes - Charadriidae
Pluvialis fulva Gmelin 1789 Pacific golden-plover
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Vini stepheni North 1908 Stephen's lorikeet
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Ptilinopus insularis North 1908 Henderson Island fruit-dove
Bountyphaps obsoleta2 Worthy and Wragg 2008 dove
Gallicolumba leonpascoi1 Worthy and Wragg 2003 dove
Ducula harrisoni3 Wragg and Worthy 2006 imperial pigeon
 Cuculiformes - Cuculidae
"Eudynamys taitensis" = Urodynamis taitensis
"Eudynamys taitensis" = Urodynamis taitensis Sparrman 1787 long-tailed koel
 Passeriformes - Hirundinidae
Hirundo tahitica Gmelin 1789 Pacific swallow
 Passeriformes - Acrocephalidae
Acrocephalus taiti Ogilvie-Grant 1913 Henderson Island reed warbler
Acrocephalus vaughani taiti
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Porzana atra" = Zapornia atra
"Porzana atra" = Zapornia atra North 1908 Henderson Island crake
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
Nesofregetta fuliginosa Gmelin 1789 Polynesian storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Puffinus spp. Brisson 1760 shearwater
Puffinus nativitatis Streets 1877 Christmas shearwater
Pterodroma spp. Bonaparte 1856 petrel
Pterodroma nigripennis Rothschild 1893 black-winged petrel
"Puffinus pacificus" = Ardenna pacifica Gmelin 1789 wedge-tailed shearwater
 Pelecaniformes - Phaethontidae
Phaethon rubricauda Boddaert 1783 red-tailed tropicbird
 Suliformes - Sulidae
Sula dactylatra Lesson 1831 masked booby
 Suliformes - Fregatidae
Fregata minor Gmelin 1789 Great frigatebird