Whitecliff Bay WB1, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.0° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Lower Headon Beds Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• This author considers the Lower Headon Beds to be a formation, WB1 refers to a locality within a unit (25 cm thick), situated within green clay. WB1 is both stratigraphically and geographically separated from WB2

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• Fossils come from a lense of clay with abundant mollusc shells, the clay passes upwards into pure lignite. The Lower Heaton Beds are alternating marl and clay units.

Size classes: macrofossils, 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 39292: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Viviparus sp. Montfort 1810 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp. Muller 1774 pulmonate
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus
"Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse
isolated teeth
Limnaea sp. Lamarck 1799