Whitecliff Bay WB2B, Bembridge Marls, 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: Bembridge Marls Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• WB2A refers to a locality within a unit (20 cm thick), stratigraphically it is 1 m above WB2A. The relationship beween the localities of Bosma 1974 and Bosma and Ingerson 1972 are unknown.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, yellow, argillaceous marl and limestone

• fossils collected from a yellow marl above the main limestone unit

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 39298: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia -
Ectropomys exiguus n. gen. n. sp.
Ectropomys exiguus n. gen. n. sp. rodent
holotype (M1-2) and 4 paratypes (M1-2, 3p4)