Lee-on-the-Solent, Selsey Formation, L8i-L11iii (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: Elmore 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 "Pinna Bed", Brook Bed" and "Nummulites variolarius Bed", L8i-L11iii

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, gray, silty, sandy claystone

• The Selsey formation is fine silty and sandy, glauconitic clay.

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 41998: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

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

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

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

unclassified
  -
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Albula marginalis" = Polinices
"Albula marginalis" = Polinices moon snail
Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Squalidae
Squalus minor Daimeries 1888 dogfish shark
Isistius trituratus Winkler 1874 dogfish shark
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Archaeomanta melenhorsti Herman 1979 stingray
Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli
"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 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
Anoxypristis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Selachii -
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus kempi sevengill 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 - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius thielensi nurse shark
 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
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 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 - Callorhinchidae
Edaphodon bucklandi Agassiz 1843 plownose chimaera
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser toliapicus Agassiz 1844 sturgeon
 Teleostei -
 Anguilliformes - Ophichthidae
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
Conger extensus conger eel
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Egertonia sp. Cocchi 1866
 Albuliformes - Pterothrissidae
 Beryciformes -
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis Frost 1934 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti Storms 1895
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon bellovacinus Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes -
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Prolates sp. Priem 1899 perch-like fish
Epinephelus plicatus Stinton 1978 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Sphyraenodus lerichei perch-like fish
Sphyraenodus striata perch-like fish
Lactarius amplus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Xenistius novus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Pomadasyidae
Pomadasys latus perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Callionymus sp. Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
Apsilus latus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Brotulidae
Brosmophycis elegans perch-like fish
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparus sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Labriformes - Labridae
 Acanthomorphata - Priacanthidae
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
Antigonia angusta Stinton and Nolf 1970
 Gadiformes - Macrouridae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
"Merluccius nodosus" = Palaeogadus nodosus
"Merluccius nodosus" = Palaeogadus nodosus Stinton 1977
 Aulopiformes - Synodontidae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Clupeiformes - Clupeoidei
 Siluriformes - Ariidae
Arius egertoni Ariid catfish
 Pycnodontiformes - Pycnodontidae
Pycnodus toliapicus Agassiz 1839
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Lytoloma sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
Puppigerus sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
 Testudines - Trionychidae
Trionyx sp. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire 1809 softshell turtle
 Testudines - Pantestudinidae
"Chelone" sp. Linnaeus 1758 turtle
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Gavialis dixoni Owen 1849 crocodilian
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis typhaeus Owen 1850 snake
Promyllantor
  -
Gymnothorax
  -
Albula oweni
  -
"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni
"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni Agassiz 1844