Whitecliff Bay, Middle Headon Beds (Bed 26), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

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

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

When: Middle Member (Headon Beds Formation), Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• This author numbers beds for the whole area (multiple formations) in one series, this is bed number 26. Prestwich says that this bed belongs to the "Upper Group" of the fluvio-marine series, I have correlated it with Bosma's naming system as the Middle Headon Beds.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandy marl and shelly/skeletal, gray, green, yellow, sandy marl

• marls and limestone, this bed is "Light green and grey marls, with a few subordinate central layers of ash-coloured and ochreous sands, a few seams of shells."

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: J. Prestwich. 1846. On the Tertiary or SupraCretaceous Formations of the Isle of Wight as exhibited in the sections at Alum Bay and White Cliff Bay. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 2:233-259 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 40770: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 30.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara
"Melania fasciata" = Thiara snail