Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge Marl (Bed 37) Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.1° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Bembridge Marls Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• This author numbers beds for the whole area in one series, this bed is numbered 37. This bed is estimated by the author to be 45 ft thick, and probably encompasses the limestone unit from which Bosma (1974) collected the fossils in WB2A and B (collections 39297, 39298)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine; shelly/skeletal, green, red, argillaceous marl and pebbly, shelly/skeletal, sandy, calcareous claystone

• green and mottled red and green clays and marls, some other units have pebbles and sand

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 39704: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 03.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae