Brading Harbour, Bembridge Limestone (bed 4), 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 is 2 ft 5 in in thickness

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, conglomeratic limestone and shelly/skeletal, calcareous, carbonaceous claystone

• This bed is carbonaceous and shaly clays becoming calcareous and marly downwards, and containing lines of broken shells. The Bembridge Limestone is in places concretionary, conglomeratic, marly and clayey

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 40101: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 17.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

Cyrena sp. Lamarck