Headon Hill HH7, 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, HH7 is in the upper part of this unit. Hooker says that his levele "Organic 16-17" are equivalent to 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 classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk, sieve,

Primary reference: A. A. Bosma and N. Schmidt-Kittler. 1972. Ectropomys exiguus n. gen., n. sp., member of the Oltinomyinae n. subfam. (Theridomyidae, Rodentia), from Paleogene deposits of the Isle of Wight (England) and southern Germany. Proceedings of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Series B: Palaeontology, Geology, Physics and Chemistry 75(3):181-192 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39264: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004, edited by Steven Holland

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
Tarnomys sp.4 Hartenberger and Schmidt-Kittler 1976 rodent
 Rodentia -
Ectropomys exiguus rodent
isolated teeth (some fragmentary)
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus daamsi" = Schizogliravus daamsi3, "Gliravus devoogdi n. sp." = Glamys devoogdi2
"Gliravus daamsi" = Schizogliravus daamsi3 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
isolated tooth
"Gliravus devoogdi n. sp." = Glamys devoogdi2 Bosma and de Bruijn 1979 dormouse
holotype (M2) and 46 paratypes
 Perissodactyla - Pachynolophidae
Anchilophus radegondensis4 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Palaeotherium duvali4 Pomel 1853 odd-toed ungulate
move - originally entered as Palaeotherium duvalii
Palaeotherium curtum4 Cuvier 1812 odd-toed ungulate
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Amphiperatherium "sp. A"4 Filhol 1879 marsupial
 Artiodactyla - Anoplotheriidae
Diplobune sp.4 Rutimeyer 1862 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Xiphodontidae
Xiphodon gracilis4 even-toed ungulate