Herne Bay (BMNH collection) (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: United Kingdom (51.4° N, 1.1° E: paleocoordinates 46.8° N, 1.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: London Clay Formation, Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; lithified shale

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: replaced with pyrite

Reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: E. A. Jarzembowski. 1992. Fossil insects from the London Clay (early Eocene) of southern England. Tertiary Research 13:87-94 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 160682: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 26.08.2014, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Insecta
 Hemiptera - Cydnidae
Cydnavites sp. Popov 1986 burrowing bug
BMNH In. 44653
Chondrichthyes
 Lamniformes - Otodontidae
"Lamna obliqua" = Otodus obliquus
"Lamna obliqua" = Otodus obliquus Agassiz 1843 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis sp. Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis hopei Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Lamna verticalis" = Odontaspis verticalis Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis macrota Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Actinopteri
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Rhinocephalus planiceps n. gen. n. sp.
Rhinocephalus planiceps n. gen. n. sp. Casier 1966