Amsterdam Island (Holocene of French Southern Territories)

Where: French Southern Territories (37.8° S, 77.6° E: paleocoordinates 37.8° S, 77.6° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• Although undated, the better-preserved of these specimens are probably no more than a few hundred years old.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the USNM

Primary reference: S. L. Olson and P. Jouventin. 1996. A new species of small flightless duck from Amsterdam Island, southern Indian Ocean (Anatidae: Anas). The Condor 98:1-9 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194621: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Sphenisciformes - Spheniscidae
Eudyptes chrysocome2 Forster 1781 southern rockhopper penguin
 Procellariiformes - Diomedeidae
Diomedea sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 albatross
Diomedea amsterdamensis2 Roux et al. 1983 Amsterdam albatross
"Diomedea chlororhynchos" = Thalassarche chlororhynchos2 Gmelin 1789 yellow-nosed albatross
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
"Puffinus cf. griseus" = Ardenna grisea2 Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
"Puffinus carneipes" = Ardenna carneipes2 Gould 1844 flesh-footed shearwater
Pelecanoides urinatrix2 Gmelin 1789 common diving-petrel
"Pterodroma ? aterrima" = Pseudobulweria aterrima2 Bonaparte 1857 Mascarene petrel
Puffinus assimilis2 Gould 1838 little shearwater
Pterodroma sp.2 Bonaparte 1856 petrel
Pterodroma baraui/arminjoniana
Pterodroma macroptera2 Smith 1840 great-winged petrel
Pterodroma arminjoniana2 Giglioli and Salvadori 1869 Trinidade petrel
Pterodroma mollis2 Gould 1844 soft-plumaged petrel
Pterodroma baraui2 Jouanin 1964 Barau's petrel
Procellaria cinerea2 Gmelin 1789 gray petrel
Pachyptila sp.2 Illiger 1811 prion
Pachyptila sp. chicks
Pachyptila cf. turtur2 Kuhl 1820 fairy prion
Pachyptila cf. desolata2 Gmelin 1789 Antarctic prion
"Pachyptila macgillivrayi" = Pachyptila salvini macgillivrayi2 Mathews 1912 MacGillivray's prion
 Procellariiformes - Hydrobatidae
Hydrobatidae indet.2 Mathews 1912 storm petrel
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Oceanites sp.2 Keyserling and Blasius 1840 bird
Fregetta grallaria2 Vieillot 1818 white-bellied storm-petrel
Pelagodroma marina2 Latham 1790 white-faced storm-petrel
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Anas marecula n. sp. Olson and Jouventin 1996 dabbling duck
 Charadriiformes - Stercorariidae
Stercorarius antarcticus1 Lesson 1831 brown skua
ssp. hamiltoni
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Gallus gallus2 Linnaeus 1758 chicken