Lee-on-the-Solent, Selsey Formation, L3vi-L4 (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 4.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Selsey Formation (Bracklesham Group), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Kemp calls the Selsey a "division", Hooker, 1996 calls it a formation. These beds are part of the "Silt Bed" , L3vi-L4

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, gray, silty, sandy claystone and bioturbated, glauconitic, pebbly, shelly/skeletal, silty, carbonaceous sandstone

• The Selsey formation is fine silty and sandy, glauconitic clay. The Silt Bed is grey-green silty glauconitic sand with Nipa and lignite gragments, mollusc moulds and vert remains, intensely bioturbated at upper contact with rare black pebbles throughout

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

Primary reference: D. Kemp. 1985. The Selsey Division (Bracklesham Group) at Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, (Hants). Tertiary Research 7(2):35-44 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41989: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Sharks: teth, vertebrae & cartilage Rays: dentitions, isolated teeth & spines

•Chimaeroids: plates & spines Teleosts: skulls, teeth, jaw parts, otoliths

•Reptiles: bones, carapace & skulls Birds: limb bones

•Mammals: teeth, jaw fragments & bones

 Squaliformes - Squalidae
Squalus minor Daimeries 1888 dogfish shark
Isistius trituratus Winkler 1874 dogfish shark
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias leensis thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis wardi elasmobranch
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Archaeomanta melenhorsti Herman 1979 stingray
Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 stingray
Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnura sp. Van Hasselt 1823 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis sp., "Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli
Dasyatis sp. Rafinesque 1810 whiptail stingray
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli Leriche 1906 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sherborni White 1926 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis latidens Woodward 1888 eagle ray
Myliobatis toliapicus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis striatus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816 eagle ray
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
Rhinobatos bruxelliensis Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus vincenti Jaekel 1894 wedgefish
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Propristis schweinfurthi Priem 1897 sawfish
Anoxypristis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus kempi sevengill shark
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus
"Procarcharodon auriculatus" = Otodus auriculatus Blainville 1818 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes -
Isurolamna affinis mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
"Lamna" lerichei Casier 1946 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis winkleri, "Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus substriata" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias
Odontaspis winkleri Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
"Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus substriata" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias sand shark
 Orectolobiformes - Rhincodontidae
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
 Orectolobiformes -
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus secundus requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia lapierrei requiem shark
Galeocerdo latidens Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus recticonus Winkler 1873 school shark
Mustelus whitei hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
"Heterodontus vincenti" = Cestracion vincenti Leriche 1905 bullhead shark
Heterodontus woodwardi Caiser 1956 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
Scyliorhinus gilberti Casier 1946 shark
Scyliorhinus pattersoni Cappetta 1976 shark
 Chimaeriformes - Edaphodontidae
 Chimaeriformes -
Amylodon sp. Storms 1894 chimaera
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae
Edaphodon minor plownose chimaera
Edaphodon leptognathus Agassiz 1843 plownose chimaera
Edaphodon bucklandi Agassiz 1843 plownose chimaera
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser toliapicus Agassiz 1844 sturgeon
 Teleostei -
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Egertonia sp. Cocchi 1866
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis Frost 1934 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Cybium sp., "Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti Storms 1895
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon bellovacinus Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Prolates sp. Priem 1899 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus sp. Casier 1966 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Sphyraenodus lerichei perch-like fish
Sphyraenodus striata perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Xenistius novus perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Callionymus sp. Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Trachinidae
Trachinus sp. Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparus sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
"Trichiurides sagittidens" = Lophius sagittidens
"Trichiurides sagittidens" = Lophius sagittidens Winkler 1874 anglerfish
 Labriformes - Labridae
Platylaemus sp. Dixon 1850
Platylaemus colei Dixon 1850
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
 Tetraodontiformes -
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius egertoni Ariid catfish
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus toliapicus Agassiz 1839
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Chelone" sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Milvoides kempi Harrison and Walker 1979 hawk
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis typhaeus Owen 1850 snake
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Propalaeotherium sp. Gervais odd-toed ungulate
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Hyaenodon sp. Laizer and Parieu 1838 eutherian