Headon Hill, Lower Headon Beds (marl bed), 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

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

• this is the bed immediately below the limestone unit that indicates that top of the Lower Headon Beds (from which collection HH2 is derived), it is a bed approx. 5 m thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandy, calcareous, carbonaceous claystone and argillaceous, sandy, carbonaceous marl

• this bed is a mixture of marls, clays, sands and lignites, the rest of the sequence is limestones, clays and sands.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: T. Wright. 1852. Contributions to the palaeontology of the Isle of Wight. Proceedings of the Cottleswold Naturalist's Field Club 229-234 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40028: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 14.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Owen, 1857, reports more material of D. cuspidatus (right ramus of the lower jaw with three teeth, collected by Wright) from the same unit.
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
undescribed post-cranial skeleton of a small mammal
 Artiodactyla - Dichobunidae
Dichobune cuspidatus even-toed ungulate
isolated tooth