Bournemouth Freshwater Beds (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 2.0° W: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: fluvial-lacustrine; unlithified, gray, carbonaceous claystone and unlithified, carbonaceous sandstone

• Sediments interpreted to reflect a river system draining to near-coastal conditions.
• You want it, you got it. River and pond sediments ranging from fine clays, lignitic clays, silts, lignitic silts, to lignitic sands, lag deposits of carbonaceous deposits, etc. Most fossils from lignitic layers, lignitic clays or lignitic sands.

Size class: mesofossils

Preservation: adpression, coalified, original carbon, replaced with pyrite

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, sieve,

Primary reference: M. E. J. Chandler. 1963. The Lower Tertiary Floras of Southern England. III. Flora of the Bournemouth Beds, The Boscombe, and the Highcliff Sands 1-169 [B. Tiffney/B. Tiffney/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 24106: authorized by Bruce Tiffney, entered by Bruce Tiffney on 30.07.2002

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Liliopsida
 Alismatales - Alismatidae
Pinopsida
 Pinales - Podocarpaceae
 Pinales - Araucariaceae
 Pinales - Taxodiaceae
Monocotyledoneae
 Arecales - Palmae
Palmae indet. de Jussieu palm
 Alismales - Alismaceae
Pteridopsida
 Osmundales - Osmundaceae
 Schizaeales - Schizaeaceae
 Gleicheniales - Gleicheniaceae
 Polypodiales - Pteridaceae
Acrostichum
  -
Dicotyledonae
 Rhamnales - Rosidae
Vitis pygmaea grapevine
Vitis "sp. 1" Linnaeus grapevine
Vitis "sp. 2" Linnaeus grapevine
Vitis "sp. 3" Linnaeus grapevine
 Urticales - Dilleniidae
 Euphorbiales - Dilleniidae
Euphorbiotheca sp. Reid and Chandler 1933
 Theales - Dilleniidae
 Scrophulariales - Asteridae
Magnoliopsida
 Magnoliales - Magnoliaceae
Magnolia sp. Linnaeus magnolia
 Magnoliales - Lauraceae
Laurocarpum sp. Reid and Chandler 1933 laurel
Cinnamomum sp. Schaeffer 1760 cinnamon
 Saxifragales - Hamamelidaceae
 Fabales - Leguminosae
 Malvales - Tiliaceae
? Tilia sp. Linnaeus 1753 linden
 Rosales - Rosaceae
 Sapindales - Rutaceae
 Sapindales - Anacardiaceae
? Rhus sp. Linnaeus 1753 sumac
 Cornales - Cornaceae
"Dunstania glandulosa" = Cornus glandulosa
"Dunstania glandulosa" = Cornus glandulosa Chandler 1926 dogwood
 Cornales - Symplocaceae
 Fagales - Betulaceae
Alnus poolensis n. sp. alder
 Ranunculales - Sabiaceae
 Ranunculales - Menispermaceae
 Celastrales - Icacinaceae
 Nymphaeales - Nymphaeaceae
Nymphaeaceae indet. Salisbury 1805
Carpolithus
  -
Sabal
  -
Sabal sp. Adanson 1763
Mastixiaceae
  - Mastixiaceae
Eomastixia rugosa Chandler 1962