Alum Bay, Headon Beds (Beds 42-45), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• Upper Division, beds 42-45 (numbered bottom to top)

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

• marls and limestones, these beds are earthy limestone with shells

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Prestwich. 1846. On the Tertiary or SupraCretaceous Formations of the Isle of Wight as exhibited in the sections at Alum Bay and White Cliff Bay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2:233-259 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39677: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 02.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
Melanopsis sp. FĂ©russac 1807 snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis sp. Muller 1774 pulmonate
Limnaea sp. Lamarck 1799