Headon Hill, Osborne Beds (Bed 7), 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. 16 ft.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; yellow, blue, calcareous claystone and shelly/skeletal, gray, calcareous claystone

• Blue and yellow clays and marls, passing into grey laminated clays, with crushed shells. These rest on shelly clays. 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 40853: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 01.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae