Matja Kuru 1 (Pleistocene of East Timor)

Where: East Timor (8.4° S, 127.1° E: paleocoordinates 8.4° S, 127.1° E)

• coordinate stated in text

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: anthropogenic

Primary reference: H. J. M. Meijer, J. Louys, and S. O'Connor. 2009. First record of avian extinctions from the Late Pleistocene and Holocene of Timor Leste. Quaternary Science Reviews 203:170-184 [M. Uhen/B. Shipps/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 204407: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.09.2019

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes -
Charadriiformes indet. Huxley 1867 shorebird
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Laridae indet. Vigors 1825 gull
 Charadriiformes - Turnicidae
Turnix maculosus buttonquail
Turnix sp. Bonnaterre 1791 buttonquail
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Calidris sp. Gmelin 1789 snipe
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falco sp. Linnaeus 1758 falcon
 Strigiformes - Tytonidae
cf. Tyto sp. Billberg 1828 barn owl
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
cf. Ducula sp. Hodgson 1836 imperial pigeon
or Caloenas
 Ornithurae -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Anthus sp. Bechstein 1805 perching bird
or Motacilla
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Rallidae indet. Vigors 1825 rail
Zapornia sp. Leach 1816 rail
 Podicipediformes - Podicipedidae
cf. Tachybaptus sp. Reichenbach 1853 grebe
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Synoicus ypsilophorus Bosc 1793 brown quail
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Dendrocygna arcuata Horsfield 1824 Wandering whistling-duck
Aythya australis Eyton 1838 hardhead
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae