Whitecliff Bay, Bembridge Limestone (Bed 5), 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 4 ft 3 in

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, argillaceous, sandy limestone and concretionary, shelly/skeletal, green, white, conglomeratic limestone

• Greenish white limestone, very concretionary and fossiliferous. Small patches of a white mineral are highly distinctive of this band. The uppermost six inches are very conglomeratic. The unit in general is a concretionary, sandy and marly limestone.

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 40880: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 02.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Architaenioglossa - Viviparidae
Paludina sp. FĂ©russac 1812 snail
n. sp.
 Basommatophora - Planorbidae
Planorbis rotundatus Brongniart 1810 pulmonate