Headon Hill HH6, Bembridge Limestone, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bembridge Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• Bembridge Limestone? These localities are situated on top of the main limestone succession of the Bembride Limestone in a unit approx. 1.5 m thick, HH6 is in the lower part of this unit

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; argillaceous, carbonaceous marl and shelly/skeletal, carbonaceous claystone

• marls, lignitic clays and lignites, overlain by pale yellow sand. Fossils have been collected from lignitic clays with shell-fragments

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. A. Bosma. 1974. Rodent biostratigraphy of the Eocene-Oligocene transitional strata of the Isle of Wight. Utrecht Micropaleontological Bulletins. Special Publication 1:1-113 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39263: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004, edited by Terri Cleary

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Squamata - Anguidae
Headonhillia parva n. gen. n. sp.2
Headonhillia parva n. gen. n. sp.2 Klembara and Green 2010 lizard
BMNH R 13522 (holotype), incomplete parietal
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus devoogdi" = Glamys devoogdi1
"Gliravus devoogdi" = Glamys devoogdi1 Bosma and de Bruijn 1979 dormouse
isolated teeth