Elie (Pleistocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: Scotland, United Kingdom (56.2° N, 2.8° W: paleocoordinates 56.2° N, 2.9° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

When: Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.0 Ma)

Environment/lithology: marine; unlithified claystone

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Brown. 1867. On the Arctic shell-clay of Elie and Errol, viewed in connection with other glacial and more recent deposits. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 24(3):617-633 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 140361: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 08.03.2013

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Taxonomic list

 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
Crenella decussata Montagu 1808 mussel
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte compressa Montague 1808 clam
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
Tellina proxima tellin clam
 Hiatellida - Hiatellidae
"Saxicava rugosa" = Hiatella
"Saxicava rugosa" = Hiatella clam
 Thraciida - Thraciidae
Thracia sp. Blainville 1824 clam
new species #16
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula inflata Wissmann 1841 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Sareptidae
"Leda (Yoldia) truncata" = Portlandia arctica
"Leda (Yoldia) truncata" = Portlandia arctica Gray 1824 clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Leda (Yoldia) minuta Winckler 1861 pointed nut clam
 Protobranchia - Yoldiidae
Yoldia sp. Möller 1842 clam
new species #11
 Stromboidea - Strombidae
"Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus)
"Fusus sp." = Rostellaria (Fusus) Bruguière 1789 true conch
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
"Natica groenlandica" = Euspira pallida
"Natica groenlandica" = Euspira pallida Broderip and Sowerby 1829 moon snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella erosa" = Tachyrhynchus erosus
"Turritella erosa" = Tachyrhynchus erosus Couthouy 1838 turret shell
subspecies polaris