Headon Hill UB 7103, Osborne Beds, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Osborne beds occur between the Headon Beds and the Bembridge Limestone within the Hampshire Basin, part of the "Fluvio-marine Beds", this collection is approx. 4m below UB 7106 (HH5)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; concretionary, shelly/skeletal, brown, green, sandy marl and intraclastic, sandy limestone

• a sequence of grey-green and brown marls with thin shelly sand seams passing up into green marls with calcareous concretions These marls are transitional upwards into a rubbly, arenaceous limestone. The limestone is ovelain by laminated, grey-green clays.

Size class: mesofossils

Primary reference: A. Bosma and A. N. Insole. 1972. Theridomyinae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Osborne Beds (Late Eocene), Isle of Wight, England. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B: Palaeontology, Geology, Physics and Chemistry 75(2):133-144 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38860: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 10.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Theridomyidae