Also known as Hordwell
Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.5° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• local area-level geographic resolution
When: Headon Beds Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)
• part of the Lower Headon Beds, this bed is approx. 6 m above the base, and is is approx. 2m thick. At this locality the Crocodile Bed lies above the Leaf Bed and almost immediately below the upper ironsone band. Age is Upper Eocene (Lower Ludian)
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: white sandstone and concretionary, ferruginous, sandy, calcareous claystone
Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils
Collection methods: stratigraphic relationships are based on compilation by Cray, 1973.
•In 1852, the Marchioness of Hastings published an almost identical paper to her 1853 report. I used the later English version, but the earlier paper is the more primary reference.
Primary reference: S. Wood. 1844. Record of the discovery of an Alligator with several new Mammalia in the Freshwater Strata at Hordwell. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 14:349-351 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/M. Uhen]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 39643: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 01.06.2004, edited by David Nicholson and Bethany Allen
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