West Point Island peat bog (Holocene of Falkland Islands (Malvinas))

Where: Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (51.3° S, 60.7° W: paleocoordinates 51.4° S, 60.7° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: mire or swamp; peat

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: M. P. Adams and R. W. Woods. 2016. Mid-Holocene Falkland Islands bird bones from a peat deposit, including a new species of caracara. Emu 116:370-378 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 194620: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 23.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Aves
 Charadriiformes - Laridae
"Larus scoresbii" = Leucophaeus scoresbii
"Larus scoresbii" = Leucophaeus scoresbii Traill 1823 dolphin gull
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
"Gallinago magellanica" = Gallinago paraguaiae magellanica
"Gallinago magellanica" = Gallinago paraguaiae magellanica King 1828 Magellanic snipe
 Anseriformes - Anatidae
"Anas specularioides" = Lophonetta specularioides King 1828 crested duck
Chloephaga rubidiceps Sclater 1861 ruddy-headed goose
Chloephaga picta Gmelin 1789 upland goose
Chloephaga hybrida Molina 1782 kelp goose
Anas flavirostris Vieillot 1816 yellow-billed teal
 Falconiformes - Falconidae
Falco femoralis Temminck 1822 aplomado falcon
Phalcoboenus australis Gmelin 1788 striated caracara
Phalcoboenus napieri n. sp. Adams and Woods 2016 raptor
 Strigiformes - Strigidae
Asio flammeus Pontoppidan 1763 short-eared owl
 Passeriformes - Thraupidae
Melanodera melanodera Quoy and Gaimard 1824 white-bridled finch
 Passeriformes - Turdidae
Turdus falcklandii Quoy and Gaimard 1824 austral thrush
 Passeriformes - Motacillidae
Anthus correndera Vieillot 1818 correndera pipit
 Procellariiformes - Oceanitidae
Oceanites oceanicus Kuhl 1820 Wilson's storm-petrel
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Pachyptila spp. Illiger 1811 prion
Pachyptila belcheri/turtur
Pelecanoides urinatrix Gmelin 1789 common diving-petrel
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Geranoaetus polyosoma Quoy and Gaimard 1824 variable hawk