Whitecliff Bay, Barton Beds (Beds 12-14) Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 48.5° N, 5.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Barton Beds Formation, Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• This bed is part of the "London Clay" sequence recognized by Prestwich and Bowerbank. I'm using Prestwich's numbering system for the unit (Bowerbank numbers it 12). I have correlated it with Bosma's naming system as the Barton Beds.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; pebbly, sandy, calcareous claystone and pebbly, brown, green, sandy, calcareous claystone

• This bed is greenish gray and brown clays, with lignite, grey sand and calcareous greensands with a layer of pebbles and numerous shells. This unit in general is clay with sands and marls, in places it has pebble or shell beds.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Primary reference: J. S. Bowerbank. 1839. On the London and Plastic Clay Formations of the Isle of Wight. Transactions of the Geological Society of London, series 2 6:169-172 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/P. Wagner]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40530: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 24.06.2004, edited by Austin Hendy

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Taxonomic list

 Nummulitacea - Nummulitidae
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
"Pectunculus sp." = Glycymeris2
"Pectunculus sp." = Glycymeris2 Da Costa 1778 clam
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 jingle
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia ? globosa2, "Venericardia planicostata" = Venericor planicosta2
"Venericardia planicostata" = Venericor planicosta2 Lamarck 1801 clam
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula revoluta2, "Corbula globosa" = Varicorbula globosa2
"Corbula globosa" = Varicorbula globosa2 Sowerby 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Pitarinae indet." = Callocardiinae1
"Pitarinae indet." = Callocardiinae1 Dall 1895 venus clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina sp.2 Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp.2 Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
"Voluta luctator" = Athleta (Volutospina) luctator
"Voluta luctator" = Athleta (Volutospina) luctator Sowerby 1823 volute
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp.2 Scopoli 1777 moon snail
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea (Trochita) aperta4 Solander 1766 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella sulcifera" = Ispharina sulcifera2
"Turritella sulcifera" = Ispharina sulcifera2 Deshayes 1832 turret shell
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium entale2 tusk shell
 Squaliformes - Squalidae
Squalus sp. Linnaeus 1758 dogfish shark
 Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae
"Turbinolia sulcata" = Conocyathus sulcatus2
"Turbinolia sulcata" = Conocyathus sulcatus2 Lamarck 1816 stony coral
 Miliolida - Hauerinidae
Triloculina sp.3 d'Orbigny 1826