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)
• this horizon occurs immediately above the ironstone band (number 8 in Tawney and Keeping, 1883) which is usually considered to mark the base of the Mammal Bed. Age is Upper Eocene (Lower Ludian).
• bed-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: shelly/skeletal packstone and concretionary, ferruginous, sandy, calcareous claystone
Collection methods: In 1852, the Marchioness of Hastings published an almost identical paper to her 1853 report. I used the later English version, but the earlier paper is the more primary reference.
Primary reference: M. Hastings. 1853. On the Tertiary Beds of Hordwell, Hampshire. Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, Fourth Series 6(36):1-11 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details
Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis
PaleoDB collection 39667: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 02.06.2004
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