High Halstow (Kent), Oldhaven Beds (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.4° N, 0.6° W: paleocoordinates 48.2° N, 4.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Eocene (56.0 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marine

Primary reference: A. Wrigley. 1931. The Lower Eocene Mollusca of Abbey Wood and of High Halstow. The Vertebrate Faunas of the English Eocene 1:110-112 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39829: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 08.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

unclassified
  -
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Glycymerididae
Glycymeris plumsteadiensis clam
abundant (in thousands)
 Ostreida - Pteriidae
Pteria sp. Scopoli 1777 pearl oyster
rare
 Mytilida - Mytilidae
"Modiola sp." = Modiolus
"Modiola sp." = Modiolus Lamarck 1801 mussel
a few fragments
 Carditida - Astartidae
Astarte elevata clam
rare
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
Corbula morrisi clam
abundant (in thousands)
Corbula arnouldi clam
rare
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
"Cyprina morrisi" = Arctica
"Cyprina morrisi" = Arctica clam
common
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Pitaria vaginacarum" = Pitar (Calpitaria) vaginacarum, "Dosiniopsis bellovacensis" = Dosiniopsis bellovacina
"Pitaria vaginacarum" = Pitar (Calpitaria) vaginacarum Wrigley 1925 venus clam
abundant (in thousands)
"Dosiniopsis bellovacensis" = Dosiniopsis bellovacina Deshayes 1825 venus clam
common
 Cardiida - Tellinidae
"Tellina" sp. Linnaeus 1758 tellin clam
two species
 Cardiida - Cardiidae
"Protocardium plumsteadianum" = Nemocardium plumsteadianum
"Protocardium plumsteadianum" = Nemocardium plumsteadianum Sowerby 1813 cockle
abundant (in thousands)
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
"Nucula cf. fragilis" = Nucula (Nucula) fragilis
"Nucula cf. fragilis" = Nucula (Nucula) fragilis Deshayes 1829 nut clam
Gastropoda
 Cephalaspidea -
Roxania sp. Leach In Gray 1847 snail
rare
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Hemipleurotoma spp." = Gemmula
"Hemipleurotoma spp." = Gemmula Weinkauff 1875 turrid
two species
 Stromboidea - Aporrhaidae
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
Ficus sp. Röding 1798 fig shell
an imperfect juvenile
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Natica abducta, "Natica glaucinoides" = Euspira glaucinoides
Natica abducta moon snail
common
"Natica glaucinoides" = Euspira glaucinoides Sowerby 1812 moon snail
common
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Calyptraea sp. Lamarck 1799 slipper shell
 Sorbeoconcha - Brachytrematidae
Benoistia lunni snail
rare
 Architectibranchia - Acteonidae
"Actaeon sp." = Acteon
"Actaeon sp." = Acteon Montfort 1810 snail
rare
 Architectibranchia - Ringiculidae
Ringicula minor Grateloup 1838 snail
rare