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A late Pleistocene avifauna from the island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands

  title={A late Pleistocene avifauna from the island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands},
  author={Helen F. James},
  • H. James
  • Published 1987
  • Environmental Science, Geology, Geography
Fossils from an eroding sea cliff on the Mokapu Peninsula of the island of Oahu constitute the oldest vertebrate fauna known from the Hawaiian Islands. These bones apparently accumulated in a lake that once occupied the crater of the Ulupau Head tuff cone, probably during the Illinoian Glacial. The fossil avifauna from this locality comprises an ecologically diverse assortment of birds, including seabirds, shorebirds, waterfowl, and large and small land birds. At least two species of seabirds… 

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