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

• fauna comes from a grey-green clay with shell-fragments (approx. 8 cm thick) passing upwards into a lignitic clay. These laywers are overlain by a pale brown marly limestone with mollusc shells.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• fauna comes from a grey-green clay with shell-fragments (approx. 8 cm thick) passing upwards into a lignitic clay. These laywers are overlain by a pale brown marly limestone with mollusc shells.

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 39299: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004, edited by Juan Benito Moreno and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp. Muller 1774 pulmonate
Reptilia
 Squamata -
Vectophis wardi n. gen. n. sp.5
Vectophis wardi n. gen. n. sp.5 Rage and Ford 1980 snake
mid-trunk vertebra (holotype) and 5 paratypes
 Squamata - Tropidophiidae
cf. Dunnophis sp.5 Hecht 1959 dwarf boa
vertebrae
Mammalia
 Primates - Omomyidae
Microchoerus erinaceus1 Wood 1844 primate
Vectipithex smithorum4 Hooker and Harrison 2008 primate
BU.23337 and 23275
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Paradelomys quercyi rodent
P. quercyi vectisensis
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
Treposciurus mutabilis Schmidt-Kittler 1970 rodent
T. mutabilis helveticus
Sciuroides ehrensteinensis Schmidt-Kittler 1971 rodent
Tarnomys quercyi1 rodent
spp, vectinensis
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Gliravus daamsi" = Schizogliravus daamsi3, Bransatoglis bahloi3, "Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus2, "Gliravus minor" = Glamys minor3
"Gliravus daamsi" = Schizogliravus daamsi3 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
isolated tooth
Bransatoglis bahloi3 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
isolated teeth
"Gliravus priscus" = Glamys priscus2 Stehlin and Schaub 1951 dormouse
isolated teeth
"Gliravus minor" = Glamys minor3 Bosma and de Bruijn 1982 dormouse
isolated teeth
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Scraeva hatherwoodensis1 Cray 1973 placental
Cryptotopos woodi1 placental
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Amphiperatherium sp.1 Filhol 1879 marsupial
Limnaea
  -
Limnaea sp. Lamarck 1799