Pindai Cave B (Annex TPA) (Holocene of New Caledonia)

Where: New Caledonia (21.4° S, 165.0° E: paleocoordinates 21.4° S, 165.0° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; lithology not reported

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: A. Anderson, C. Sand, F. Petchey and T. H. Wright. 2010. Faunal extinction and human habitation in New Caledonia: initial results and implications of new research at the Pindai Caves. Journal of Pacific Archaeology 1:89-109 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193989: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 09.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Muridae
Mus musculus Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
Rattus exulans Peale 1848 rat
 Passeriformes -
Passeriformes indet. Linnaeus 1758 perching bird
 Psittaciformes - Psittaculidae
Eunymphicus cornutus Gmelin 1788 horned parakeet
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
"Tricholimnas lafresnayanus" = Gallirallus lafresnayanus
"Tricholimnas lafresnayanus" = Gallirallus lafresnayanus Verreaux and des Murs 1860 New Caledonian rail
 Neornithes - Sylviornithidae
Sylviornis neocaledoniae Poplin 1980 bird
 Charadriiformes - Turnicidae
"Turnix varia" = Turnix varius
"Turnix varia" = Turnix varius Lathum 1802 painted buttonquail
ssp. novaecaledoniae
 Crocodylia -
Mekosuchus inexpectatus Balouet and Buffetaut 1987 crocodilian
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard