To'aga Site (AS-13-1), Ofu Island (Holocene of American Samoa)

Where: American Samoa (14.2° S, 169.7° W: paleocoordinates 14.2° S, 169.7° W)

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; grainstone

• "Calcareous sand"

Size class: macrofossils

Reposited in the UWBM

Primary reference: D. W. Steadman. 1994. Bird bones from the To’aga site: prehistoric loss of seabirds and megapodes. University of California Archaeological Research Facility, Contributions 51:217-228 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 193800: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 06.06.2018

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Charadriiformes - Laridae
Anous stolidus Linnaeus 1758 brown noddy
Sterninae indet. Bonaparte 1838 tern
Gygis alba Sparman 1786 white tern
 Charadriiformes - Scolopacidae
Numenius tahitiensis Gmelin 1789 bristle-thighed curlew
 Galliformes - Megapodiidae
Megapodius sp. Gaimard 1823 scrubfowl
 Galliformes - Phasianidae
Gallus gallus Linnaeus 1758 chicken
 Columbiformes - Columbidae
"Gallicolumba stairii" = Alopecoenas stairi
"Gallicolumba stairii" = Alopecoenas stairi Gray 1856 shy ground-dove
 Procellariiformes - Procellariidae
Procellariidae indet., "Pterodroma rostrata" = Pseudobulweria rostrata, Puffinus lherminieri, Pterodroma sp., "Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea, "Puffinus pacificus" = Ardenna pacifica
Procellariidae indet. Vigors 1825 petrel
"Pterodroma rostrata" = Pseudobulweria rostrata Peale 1848 Tahiti petrel
Puffinus lherminieri Lesson 1839 Audubon's shearwater
Pterodroma sp. Bonaparte 1856 petrel
"Puffinus griseus" = Ardenna grisea Gmelin 1789 sooty shearwater
"Puffinus pacificus" = Ardenna pacifica Gmelin 1789 wedge-tailed shearwater
 Pelecaniformes - Ardeidae
Egretta sacra Gmelin 1789 Pacific reef-heron
 Suliformes - Sulidae
Sula sula Linnaeus 1766 red-footed booby
 Suliformes - Fregatidae
Fregata sp. Lacépède 1799 frigatebird