Australian Museum Journal Mammalian and reptilian fauna from Emily and Cemetery Bays, Norfolk Island

Shortform:
Smith et al., 2001, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 27: 75–79
Author(s):
Smith, Ian; Clark, Geoffrey; White, Peter
Year published:
2001
Title:
Mammalian and reptilian fauna from Emily and Cemetery Bays, Norfolk Island
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume:
27
Start page:
75
End page:
79
DOI:
10.3853/j.0812-7387.27.2001.1341
Language:
English
Date published:
28 November 2001
Cover date:
28 November 2001
ISBN:
ISBN 0-7347-2305-9
ISSN:
0812-7387
CODEN:
RAMSEZ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MAMMALIA: RODENTIA; NORFOLK ISLAND; REPTILIA
Digitized:
28 November 2001
Available online:
28 November 2001
Reference number:
1341
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
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Complete work:
Complete work (86kb PDF)

Abstract

Large mammal remains described from the prehistoric settlement at Emily Bay consist of elephant seal and turtle. Rattus exulans remains similar to those elsewhere in Polynesia were the only rodent remains found throughout excavations at Emily and Cemetery Bays: there is no evidence that this animal was eaten. A partial dog mandible from Emily Bay is described: it may be prehistoric but neither its date nor osteometry are definitive. An intrusive recent pig is noted.