Paquemar middens (Holocene of Martinique)

Where: Martinique (14.5° N, 60.8° W: paleocoordinates 14.5° N, 60.8° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; siliciclastic sediments

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: A. Wetmore. 1952. A record for the black-capped petrel, Pterodroma hasitata, in Martinique. The Auk 69:460 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 194486: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 20.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Porphyrula martinica" = Porphyrio martinica
"Porphyrula martinica" = Porphyrio martinica Linnaeus 1766 purple gallinule
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Zenaida aurita, "Columba squamosa" = Patagioenas squamosa
Zenaida aurita Temminck 1809 zenaida dove
"Columba squamosa" = Patagioenas squamosa Bonnaterre 1792 scaly-naped pigeon
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Pterodroma hasitata Kuhl 1820 black-capped petrel
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Buteo platypterus Vieillot 1823 broad-winged hawk