Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge Marl (Bed 36) 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 Limestone Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• This author numbers beds for the whole area in one series, this is bed number 36. It seems to correspond to the "Oyster Bed" of Bosma, 1974

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• marls and earthy limestones with fossils

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 39705: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 03.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea spp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
two species
 Sorbeoconcha - Potamididae
Potamides acutus horn snail
Potamides cinctus horn snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
Melanopsis sp. FĂ©russac 1807 snail