Thorness Point, Bembridge Marl (bed a), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 1.3° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.2° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Forbes numbers these beds, but they are not formal unit designations, bed thickness is 6 ft.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous marl and shelly/skeletal, green claystone

• This bed is a green clay with plentiful shells. The Bembridge Marls at this locality are concretionary marls and clays.

Size class: macrofossils

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 40377: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.06.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania turritissima" = Thiara
"Melania turritissima" = Thiara snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae