Headon Hill, Osborne Beds (Bed 2), Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.6° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Osborne Beds Formation, Late/Upper Eocene (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• bed thickness is approx. 7 ft.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: calcareous claystone and ferruginous, shelly/skeletal, gray claystone

• grey shaly clays with crushed shells and fish vertebrae, separated by a thin band of ironstone from grey shales. Unit in general is calcareous clay and marl

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 40851: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 01.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Gastropoda
 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
 Sorbeoconcha - Thiaridae
"Melania costata" = Thiara
"Melania costata" = Thiara snail
 Sorbeoconcha - Melanopsidae
Actinopteri
 Teleostei -