Hordle Cliff white sand (above the Leaf Bed), Hampshire (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Hordwell

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• just above the leaf bed, this bed is 0.23-0.46 m thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, ferruginous, sandy, calcareous claystone and white sandstone

• whitish sand, the rest of the Headon Beds are predominantly clays, with varying amounts of sand, limestone and ironstone

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Primary reference: P. E. Cray. 1973. Marsupialia, Insectivora, Primates, Creodonta and Carnivora from the Headon Beds (upper Eocene) of southern England. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology Series 23(1):1-102 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39666: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 02.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Palaeotheriidae indet. Bonaparte 1850 odd-toed ungulate
difficult to tell whether these are 30 bones from the same animal or just the same sp.