Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge Limestone (Bed 3), 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 estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• bed thickness is 5 ft. 6 in.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, sandy limestone and yellow, conglomeratic limestone

• Compact creamy yellow limestone, abounding in castsof Limnaea and nucules of Chara, the upper portion of the bed is conglomeratic. The unit in general is a concretionary, sandy and marly limestone.

Size class: macrofossils

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 40861: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 01.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
 Charales - Characeae