Valleys of Le Pouce (Holocene of Mauritius)

Where: Mauritius (20.2° S, 57.5° E: paleocoordinates 20.2° S, 57.5° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by E. Thirioux; reposited in the MNHN

Primary reference: D. T. Holyoak. 1973. A undescribed extinct parrot from Mauritius. Ibis 115:417-419 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194027: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 11.06.2018

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Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Turnicidae
Turnix nigricollis3 Gmelin 1789 Madgascar buttonquail
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Mascarenotus sauzieri4 Newton and Gadow 1893 true owl
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
"Psittacula echo" = Alexandrinus echo1 Newton and Newton 1876 echo parakeet
Lophopsittacus mauritianus1 Owen 1866 Broad-billed parrot
Lophopsittacus bensoni n. sp. Holyoak 1973 Mascarene grey parakeet
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
"Alectroenas nitidissima" = Alectroenas nitidissimus2 Scopoli 1786 Mauritius blue pigeon
Columba thiriouxi2 Hume 2011 Mauritian wood pigeon
Nesoenas cicur2 Hume 2011 Mauritian turtle dove
Nesoenas mayeri2 Prévost and Knip 1843 pink pigeon
 Passeriformes - Campephagidae
"Coracina typica" = Lalage typica3
"Coracina typica" = Lalage typica3 Hartlaub 1865 Mauritius cuckooshrike
 Passeriformes - Pycnonotidae
Hypsipetes olivaceus3 Jardine and Selby 1837 Mauritius bulbul
 Passeriformes - Zosteropidae
Zosterops mauritianus3 Gmelin 1789 Mauritius gray white-eye
Zosterops chloronothos3 Vieillot 1817 Mauritius white-eye
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Circus maillardi5 Verreaux 1862 Réunion harrier