Nettlestone, Osborne Beds, 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

• local area-level geographic resolution

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

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: concretionary, sandy, calcareous claystone

• The Osborne Beds are sandstone and clay beds with concretions and some interbedded marl.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast

Primary reference: F. R. Woodward. 1965. Monograph of the British lower Tertiary Unionidae, with descriptions of three new species. Journal of Conchology 25:316-330 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41503: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 15.07.2004

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Taxonomic list

 Unionida - Unionidae
Unio solandri freshwater mussel