Brading Harbour, Bembridge Limestone (bed 1), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Also known as Bembridge Harbour

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• lies directly on the Osborne strata, a bed of 1 ft 6 in in thickness

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, conglomeratic limestone and concretionary, yellow limestone

• This bed is a yellow limestone abounding in small concretions, and containing few fossils. The Bembridge Limestone is in places concretionary, conglomeratic, marly andclayey

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: E. Forbes. 1856. On the Tertiary fluvio-marine formation of the Isle of Wight. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, and of the Museum of Practical Geology 1-162 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40096: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 17.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Paludina sp. FĂ©russac 1812 snail