Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23211

Prehistoric Birds and Bats from the Atiahara Site, Tubuai, Austral Islands, East Polynesia.

File Size Format  
vol65n1-69-86.pdf 1.62 MB Adobe PDF View/Open

Item Summary

Title:Prehistoric Birds and Bats from the Atiahara Site, Tubuai, Austral Islands, East Polynesia.
Authors:Worthy, Trevor H.
Bollt, Robert
LC Subject Headings:Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Date Issued:Jan 2011
Publisher:Honolulu, University of Hawaii
Citation:Worthy TH, Bollt R. Prehistoric Birds and Bats from the Atiahara Site, Tubuai, Austral Islands, East Polynesia. Pac Sci 65(1): 69-86.
Series:vol. 65, no. 1
Abstract:The Austral Islands in French Polynesia have a depauperate land bird fauna and until recently have been little investigated archaeologically or paleontologically to know whether this is natural. Here we report an avifaunal assemblage and bones of bats of the genus Pteropus from the Archaic period (ca. A.D. 1000–1450) cultural site Atiahara, on Tubuai. Fifteen taxa are reported from the island, and a new species of rail in the genus Gallirallus is described. The data indicate that several petrel species have been extirpated from the island and that former land bird inhabitants included at least two small pigeons and a flightless rail.
Description:v. ill. 23 cm.
Quarterly
Pages/Duration:18 p.
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23211
ISSN:0030-8870
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science, Volume 65, Number 1, 2011


Please email libraryada-l@lists.hawaii.edu if you need this content in ADA-compliant format.

Items in ScholarSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.