Red Marl of High Cliff (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 4.5° W)

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; marl

• These Plastic or mottled clays and sands, which lie immediately below the London Clay, contain many subdivisions representing repeated changes in the conditions under which they were deposited, sometimes-as their contained fossils prove-marine conditions prevailed, at another freshwater, at a third estuarine. But whatever these conditions were, the contained organic remains indicate a warmer climate than is enjoyed by us in the same latitude at the present day.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. Woodward. 1867. On a New Genus of Shore-Crab, Goniocypoda edwardsi From the Lower Eocene of Hampshire. The Geological Magazine 4(42):529-531 [C. Schweitzer/E. Johnson/E. Johnson]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 135541: authorized by Carrie Schweitzer, entered by Evaline Johnson on 28.10.2012

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Taxonomic list

Malacostraca
 Decapoda - Hexapodidae
Goniocypoda edwardsi Woodward 1868 crab