Fossil deposits in the Hodges Creek Cave System, on the northern foothills of Mt Arthur, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
|Title||Fossil deposits in the Hodges Creek Cave System, on the northern foothills of Mt Arthur, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Type of Article||paper|
|Keywords||Euryanas finschi, Fossil avifauna, Holocene, New Zealand, northwest Nelson, Pleistocene|
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.