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Fossil deposits in the Hodges Creek Cave System, on the northern foothills of Mt Arthur, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

TitleFossil deposits in the Hodges Creek Cave System, on the northern foothills of Mt Arthur, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsWorthy, TH
JournalNotornis
Volume44
Issue2
Pagination111-124
Type of Articlepaper
KeywordsEuryanas finschi, Fossil avifauna, Holocene, New Zealand, northwest Nelson, Pleistocene
Abstract

Avifaunas from Pleistocene and Holocene fossil deposits in the Hodges Creek Cave System in northwest Nelson, New Zealand, are described. At least 20 species of birds are present in glacial-age deposits from these sites at about 900 m above sea level. A sample of 12,000 year old Finsch's Duck (Euryanas finschi) bones shows that post-glacial shortening of the wings in this species had already started at that time.

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