Walton-on-the-Naze (Pliocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 1.3° E: paleocoordinates 51.9° N, 1.0° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Red Crag Formation, Piacenzian (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Waltonian (Reuverian C)

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; phosphatic, conglomeratic sandstone

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (in situ),

Primary reference: P. S. Balson. 1990. The Neogene of East Anglia - a field excursion report. Tertiary Research 11(2-4):179-189 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 55829: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 06.11.2005

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris glycymeris Linnaeus 1758 clam
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
"Chlamys opercularis" = Aequipecten opercularis
"Chlamys opercularis" = Aequipecten opercularis Linnaeus 1758 scallop
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
"Pholas cylindrica" = Barnea (Barnea) cylindrica
"Pholas cylindrica" = Barnea (Barnea) cylindrica Sowerby 1818 clam
 Cardiida - Mactridae
Spisula arcuata Sowerby 1817 clam
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
Cardium sp. Linnaeus 1758 cockle
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"Hinia reticosa" = Nassarius (Hinia), "Hinia granulata" = Nassarius (Hinia)
"Hinia reticosa" = Nassarius (Hinia) snail
"Hinia granulata" = Nassarius (Hinia) snail
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica sp. Scopoli 1777 moon snail
Mammalia
 Cetacea - Ziphiidae
Ziphiidae indet. Gray 1850 beaked whale
Echinoidea
 Clypeasteroida - Fibulariidae
Echinocyamus pusillus Müller 1776 sand dollar
Anthozoa
 Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae
Balanophyllia sp. Wood 1844 stony coral
 Ichnofossils -
Skolithos sp. Haldemann 1840