Creech, between Corfe and Wareham (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 5.5° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Poole Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Lower Bagshot Beds, Corfe Clay

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified claystone

• Fine-grained river channel plugs in a delta plain setting.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by P.B. Brodie; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1920. Fossil arthropods in the British Museum, II. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ninth Series 5:455-463 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140168: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Insecta
 Coleoptera - Elateridae
"Elaterium murchisoni n. sp." = Elaterites murchisoni2
"Elaterium murchisoni n. sp." = Elaterites murchisoni2 Giebel 1856 click beetle
BMNH 18996 (pl 15, fig 34 in Westwood, 1854)
 Coleoptera - Cerambycidae
"? Leptura bartoniana n. sp." = Stictoleptura (Melanoleptura) bartoniana
"? Leptura bartoniana n. sp." = Stictoleptura (Melanoleptura) bartoniana Cockerell 1920 longhorned beetle
BMNH 18997
 Coleoptera -
Erotylites wallacei n. gen. n. sp.1
Erotylites wallacei n. gen. n. sp.1 Cockerell 1920 beetle
BMNH 19047