How Ledge Limestone clay unit, Headon Hill (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Totland Bay Member (Headon Hill Formation), Priabonian (38.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: terrestrial; limestone

• Lignitic clay

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: J. J. Hooker. 2015. Skeletal adaptations and phylogeny of the oldest mole Eotalpa (Talpidae, Lipotyphla, Mammalia) from the UK Eocene: the beginning of fossoriality in moles. Palaeontology 59(2):195-216 [R. Butler/J. Benito Moreno/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 184230: authorized by Richard Butler, entered by Juan Benito Moreno on 09.02.2017, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Primates - Omomyidae
Vectipithex smithorum n. gen. n. sp.2 Hooker and Harrison 2008 tarsier
NHMUK M45654 - holotype
Pseudoloris parvulus1 Filhol 1890 tarsier
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus daamsi" = Schizogliravus daamsi1 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
Bransatoglis bahloi1 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
Glamys priscus1 Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Eotalpa anglica Sigé et al. 1977 mole
left dentary with M1 (SMNS.42412); left metacarpal II (HZM.355.28418); right metacarpal IV (M65824); distal left tibia (M65821); distal right tibia (M65826); two right astragali (HZM.408.28990; HZM.165.26920); left metatarsal II (M65820); left metatarsal III (M62139); proximal left metatarsal III (M65822); left metatarsal V (HZM.153.26764); distal metapodial (M65825); second phalanx (M65823)
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Saturninia gracilis1 Stehlin 1940 placental
 Insectivora - Apatemyidae
Heterohyus nanus1 Teihard de Chardin 1916 insectivoran
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium cuvieri1 Fisher 1829 marsupial
Amphiperatherium sp.1 Filhol 1879 marsupial