Bouldnor Cliff, Lower Hamstead Beds, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Author recognizes Lower Hamstead Beds as a formation, the exact stratigraphic position of fossils has been compromised by sliding of strata that has occurred along the cliff face

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: foreshore; claystone

• thin bands of clay

Size class: mesofossils

Collection methods: bulk,

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 39300: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 25.05.2004, edited by John Alroy, Juan Benito Moreno and Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Actinopteri
 Teleostei -
Reptilia
 Testudines -
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines
"Chelonia indet." = Testudines Batsch 1788 turtle
Mammalia
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Cricetidae
"Eucricetodon atavus" = Atavocricetodon atavus
"Eucricetodon atavus" = Atavocricetodon atavus Misonne 1957 mouse
 Rodentia - Gliridae
"Bransatoglis planus" = Oligodyromys planus3, "Gliravus fordi n. sp." = Glamys fordi1, "Glamys fordi" = Glamys fordi3
"Bransatoglis planus" = Oligodyromys planus3 Bahlo 1975 dormouse
"Gliravus fordi n. sp." = Glamys fordi1 Bosma and de Bruijn 1979 dormouse
holotype (M2) and 70 paratypes
"Glamys fordi" = Glamys fordi3 Bosma and de Bruijn 1979 dormouse
 Rodentia - Castoridae
Steneofiber sp. Geoffroy 1833 beaver
 Lipotyphla - Talpidae
Eotalpa anglica3 Sigé et al. 1977 mole
 Perissodactyla - Rhinocerotidae
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Saturninia gracilis3 Stehlin 1940 placental
 Tribosphenida -
Amphidozotherium sp.3 Filhol 1877 placental
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Amphiperatherium sp.3 Filhol 1879 marsupial
 Artiodactyla - Anoplotheriidae
Anoplotherium latipes2 Gervais 1852 even-toed ungulate
one specimen from "the log bed, top of the lower Hamstead Member... Bouldnor... mammal level Ham 3" and another from "Beckles Collection, Bouldnor Cliff, assumed lower Hamstead Member"