Brading Harbour, Bembridge Limestone (bed 5), 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 3 ft. 4 in. thick

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, conglomeratic limestone and concretionary, shelly/skeletal, conglomeratic, cherty/siliceous limestone

• This bed is pale to dark in color, filled with shells and casts of shells, the upper third of the unit is conglomeratic and concretionary with lenticular silicious concretions and bands of chert. The Bembridge Limestone is in places concretionary, conglomeratic, marly and clayey

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

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 40102: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 17.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Ostreida - Ostreidae
Ostrea sp. Linnaeus 1758 oyster
 Cardiida - Corbiculidae
"Cyrena semistriata" = Polymesoda subarata
"Cyrena semistriata" = Polymesoda subarata Bronn 1837 clam
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Cerithiidae
Cerithium sp. Bruguière 1789 cerith snail
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
 Charales - Characeae
Chara tuberculata stonewort
he doesn't specify, but it's probably a seed-vessel
Cyclostoma mumia Lamarck 1804