Pinza-abu Cave, Ueno (Pleistocene of Japan)

Where: Japan (24.7° N, 125.3° E: paleocoordinates 24.7° N, 125.3° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Radiocarbon dating of wood from the site yielded dates of 25,800 +/- 900 BP and 26,800 +/- 1,300 BP (Hamada, 1985)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Matsuoka. 2000. The Late Pleistocene fossil birds of the central and southern Ryukyu Islands, and their zoogeographical implications for the Recent avifauna of the archipelago. Tropics 10:165-188 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 193440: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 16.05.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "Fullica atra, Rallina eurizonoides, Gallinura chloropus, Fullica? sp., and Sterna sp. in list of Ono & Hasegawa (1985) are doubtful and perhaps nonexistent"
Aves
 Charadriiformes - Turnicidae
Turnix suscitator Gmelin 1789 barred buttonquail
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Scolopacidae indet. Rafinesque 1815 snipe
Scolopax mira Hartert 1916 Amami woodcock
Scolopax cf. rusticola in Ono & Hasegawa (1985)
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Coturnix japonica, "Excalfactoria chinensis" = Synoicus chinensis
Coturnix japonica Temminck and Schlegel 1849 Japanese quail
"Excalfactoria chinensis" = Synoicus chinensis Linnaeus 1766 blue-breasted quail
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
Aix galericulata Linnaeus 1758 mandarin duck
Anas sp. in Ono & Hasegawa (1985)
Anser anser Linnaeus 1758 greylag goose
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Strigidae indet. Vigors 1825 true owl
Ono & Hasegawa (1985) listed Strix and Asio cf. otus, but only one recognized here
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
Columba janthina Temminck 1830 Japanese wood-pigeon
Streptopelia orientalis Latham 1790 oriental turtle-dove
 Passeriformes - Emberizidae
Emberizidae indet. Vigors 1831 old world bunting
 Passeriformes - Corvidae
Corvus macrorhynchos Wagler 1827 large-billed crow
 Passeriformes - Sylviidae
"Sylviinae indet." = Sylviidae
"Sylviinae indet." = Sylviidae Vigors 1825 perching bird
 Passeriformes - Pycnonotidae
Hypsipetes amaurotis Temminck 1830 brown-eared bulbul
 Passeriformes - Turdidae
Turdus pallidus, "cf. Zoothera major" = Zoothera dauma major
Turdus pallidus Gmelin 1789 pale thrush
"cf. Zoothera major" = Zoothera dauma major Ogawa 1905 Amami thrush
 Gruiformes - Gruidae
Grus "sp. nov." Brisson 1760 crane
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Porzana fusca" = Zapornia fusca Linnaeus 1766 ruddy-breasted crake
Gallirallus sp. Lafresnaye 1841 rail
Rallus cf. okinawae in Ono & Hasegawa (1985)
Rallus "sp. nov." Linnaeus 1758 rail
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Buteo buteo Linnaeus 1758 common buzzard
Butastur indicus Gmelin 1788 gray-faced buzzard
One of Buteo buteo in Ono & Hasegawa (1985)
cf. Haliaeetus pelagicus Pallas 1811 Steller's sea-eagle
 Suliformes - Phalacrocoracidae
"Phalacrocorax filamentosus" = Phalacrocorax capillatus
"Phalacrocorax filamentosus" = Phalacrocorax capillatus Temminck and Schlegel 1849 Japanese cormorant