Brading Harbour, Bembridge Limestone (bed 2), 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)

• bed thickness approx. 5 ft

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, conglomeratic limestone and argillaceous, calcareous sandstone

• This bed isgreenish marly sand . The Bembridge Limestone is in places concretionary, conglomeratic, marly and clayey

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 40097: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 17.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• he makes the comment that these fossils "might have been derived from the beds below", but doesn't identify Melania in any other beds in this locality.
Gastropoda
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania excavata" = Thiara
"Melania excavata" = Thiara snail