Headon Hill, Upper Headon Beds (Microchoerus Bed), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.6° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• the lowermost unit, approx. 1 m thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandy, calcareous, carbonaceous claystone and gray, white sandstone

• this bed contains white and grey sands, the rest of the sequence is limestones, clays and sands.

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: P. E. Cray. 1973. Marsupialia, Insectivora, Primates, Creodonta and Carnivora from the Headon Beds (upper Eocene) of southern England. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology Series 23(1):1-102 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40029: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 14.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Sinodia suborbicularis Goldfuss 1841 venus clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Batillariidae
 Primates - Omomyidae
Microchoerus erinaceus Wood 1844 primate
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
Theridomyidae indet. Alston 1876 rodent
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
? Palaeotherium muehlbergi Stehlin 1904 odd-toed ungulate
P. muehlbergi praecursum
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Scraeva hatherwoodensis n. gen. n. sp.
Scraeva hatherwoodensis n. gen. n. sp. Cray 1973 placental
 Marsupialia - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium "sp. A" Aymard 1850 marsupial
 Artiodactyla - Anoplotheriidae
Catodontherium sp. Deperet 1908 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Choeropotamidae
Amphirhagatherium edwardsi n. sp. Hooker and Thomas 2001 even-toed ungulate
Plantae indet. Haeckel 1866