Headon Hill HH5, Osborne Beds, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Also known as UB 7106

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 above UB 7103

• 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

Collection methods: This is probably the same location used by Prestwich, 1946, but his stratigraphy is all screwed up, it is my guess that his bed 67 is the same as HH5

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 38861: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 10.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus2
"Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus2 Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse