Wrabness, gravels above the London Clay (Pleistocene of the United Kingdom)

Also known as section TM 171323

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.9° N, 1.2° E: paleocoordinates 51.9° N, 1.2° E)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Pleistocene (0.8 - 0.1 Ma)

• Ipswichian interglacial deposits above the London Clay, TM 171323

Environment/lithology: foreshore; silty claystone and ferruginous, pebbly, sandy claystone

• very silty exposure of the London Clay, with orange brickearth section with interbedded gravel

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Luffkin. 1701. Part of a Letter concerning some large bones, lately found in a gravel-pit near Colchester [Wrabnes]. Philosophical Transactions 22(274):924-926 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 38954: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 17.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Proboscidea - Mammutidae
Mammutidae indet. Hay 1922 mastodon
 Cetacea -
Cetacea indet. whale
"Red Crag whale bone"