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dc.contributor.authorWorthy, Trevor Henryen
dc.contributor.authorBollt, Roberten
dc.identifier.citationPacific Science, 2011; 65(1):69-86en
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityTrevor H. Worthy and Robert Bolten
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Pressen
dc.rights© 2011 Pacific Science Associationen
dc.subjectBird surveys; pigeons; paleontological excavations; excavations (archaeology)en
dc.titlePrehistoric birds and bats from the Atiahara Site, Tubuai, Austral Islands, East Polynesiaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Earth and Environmental Sciencesen
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