Corfe, Isle of Purbeck (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 2.1° W: paleocoordinates 47.4° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Poole Formation, Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

Environment/lithology: pond; lithified claystone

• Fine-grained river channel plugs in a delta plain setting.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: adpression

Collected by P.B. Brodie; reposited in the BMNH

Primary reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1920. Fossil arthropods in the British Museum, II. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ninth Series 5:455-463 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Clapham]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 140169: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Matthew Clapham on 04.03.2013

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Coleoptera - Elateridae
Elaterites sculptilis n. sp. Cockerell 1920 click beetle
BMNH 10420/10422
Elaterites perditulus n. sp. Cockerell 1920 click beetle
BMNH 10418
 Coleoptera - Curculionidae
Curculionites marginatus n. sp. Giebel 1856 snout beetle
BMNH 10417 (pl 16, fig 35 in Westwood)