Ferry Cliff (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (52.1° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 1.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: MP7 other zone, Suffolk Pebble Beds Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• "Problems have been encountered in determining the age of the Suffolk Pebble Beds. The mammalian fauna from Ferry Cliff compares best with that from Dormaal in Belgium, which is the reference locality for Mammal Paleogene Reference Level MP7..." (Benton et al., 2005)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; lithology not reported

Size class: mesofossils

Collected by William George; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: J. J. Hooker. 1994. A new species of Platychoerops (Plesiadapiformes, Mammalia) from the latest Palaeocene of the Paris, London and Belgian Basins. Geobios 27(3):343-352 [P. Mannion/P. Mannion]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 133368: authorized by Philip Mannion, entered by Philip Mannion on 10.09.2012, edited by Juan Benito Moreno

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Mammalia
 Cimolesta - Coryphodontidae
Coryphodon ? sp.2 Owen 1845 pantodont
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Pantolestidae indet.1 Cope 1884 eutherian
 Leptictida - Leptictidae
Leptictidae indet.2 Gill 1872 eutherian
 Primates - Omomyidae
Teilhardina belgica1 Teilhard de Chardin 1927 tarsier
 Primates - Plesiadapidae
Chiromyoides sp.1, "Plesiadapis aff. tricuspidens" = Plesiadapis tricuspidens2, "Platychoerops georgei" = Plesiadapis tricuspidens
Chiromyoides sp.1 Stehlin 1916 primate
"Plesiadapis aff. tricuspidens" = Plesiadapis tricuspidens2 Gervais 1877 primate
"Platychoerops georgei" = Plesiadapis tricuspidens Gervais 1877 primate
BMNH.M35043 (left i1)
 Rodentia -
Pseudoparamys sp.1 Michaux 1964 rodent
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Microparamys nanus1 Teilhard de Jardin 1927 rodent
Paramys sp.2 Leidy 1871 rodent
Meldimys sp.2 Michaux 1968 rodent
 Condylarthra - Hyopsodontidae
Hyopsodus wardi1 Hooker 1979 condylarth
 Perissodactyla -
"Teilhardimys musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus4, "Microhyus musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus2, Paschatherium dolloi4, "Hyracotherium cuniculus" = Cymbalophus cuniculus2, "Cymbalophus cuniculus" = Cymbalophus cuniculus1
"Teilhardimys musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus4 Kretzoi and Kretzoi 2000 odd-toed ungulate
RP3, HZM.2.39393; two RP4s, NHMUK.M85488, M85489; two LM1s, NHMUK.M85483, M85493; three LM2s, NHMUK.M50378, M85484, HZM.1.39090; RM2, HZM.6.39351; two LDP4s, NHMUK.M50377, HZM.3.39202; RDP4, HZM.2.39098; RP2, NHMUK. M85490; LP3, NHMUK.M85491; three LP4s, NHMUK. M50379, M85492, HZM.5.39351; two LM2s, NHMUK.M85485, M85486; RM2, NHMUK.M34871; LM3, NHMUK.M85487; RM3, HZM.31.39381; RDP4 talonid, NHMUK.M85494
"Microhyus musculus" = Teilhardimys musculus2 Kretzoi and Kretzoi 2000 odd-toed ungulate
Paschatherium dolloi4 Teilhard de Chardin 1927 odd-toed ungulate
"Hyracotherium cuniculus" = Cymbalophus cuniculus2 Owen 1842 odd-toed ungulate
"Cymbalophus cuniculus" = Cymbalophus cuniculus1 Owen 1842 odd-toed ungulate
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Pontifactor sp.1 West 1974 placental
 Carnivora - Miacidae
Miacidae indet.1 Cope 1880 carnivoran
 Carnivora - Viverridae
Viverridae indet.1 Gray 1821 civet
 Tribosphenida - Pseudorhyncocyonidae
Leptictidium prouti3 Hooker 2013 placental
Paratypes: RP4, NHMUK.M64836; RM1/2 trigonid, NHMUK. M64562; RM3, NHMUK.M64256; Referred material. RP3, NHMUK.M64560; worn M1/2 trigonid, NHMUK.M65056; Tentatively referred material. RP2, NHMUK.M65209
Fordonia lawsoni n. sp.3 Hooker 2013 placental
NHMUK.M64561 - type (RP4); paratypes: LP4, HZM.26.38376; LM1, NHMUK.M65099; two RM2s, NHMUK.M65101, M65102; RM3, NHMUK.M64895; LP2, NHMUK.M65308; LP4, NHMUK.M65100; RP4, NHMUK. M64255; RM1, NHMUK.M35090; two RM2s, NHMUK.M63872, M65103; LDP3, NHMUK.M64659; RDP4, NHMUK.M65310; LDP4, NHMUK.M64428; referred specimens: Two LM1/2 trigon fragments, NHMUK. M64557, M65053; RM1/2 trigon fragment, NHMUK.M64254; broken RP4, NHMUK.M63873; broken RDP4, NHMUK.M64123
 Macroscelidea - Amphilemuridae
Macrocranion sp.1 Weitzel 1949 elephant shrew
 Tribosphenida - Arctocyonidae
Landenodon woutersi1 Quinet 1968 condylarth
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Herpetotheriidae indet.1 Trouessart 1879 marsupial