Headon Hill, lower Bembridge Limestone, Isle of Wight (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.5° W: paleocoordinates 49.1° N, 5.4° W)

• coordinate estimated from map

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

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

• Hooker call this unit the White Limestone (lower Bembridge Limestone)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: white limestone and shelly/skeletal marl

Collection methods: Fossils were collected by Keeping (in 1800's)

Primary reference: J. J. Hooker. 1994. Mammalian taphonomy and palaeoecology of the Bembridge Limestone Formation (Late Eocene, S. England). Historical Biology 8:49-69 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: paleoecologic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41652: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 19.07.2004, edited by Philip Mannion

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

 Primates - Omomyidae
Microchoerus sp. Wood 1844 primate
Vectipithex smithorum Hooker and Harrison 2008 primate
 Rodentia - Theridomyidae
 Rodentia - Pseudosciuridae
Treposciurus mutabilis Schmidt-Kittler 1970 rodent
Tarnomys sp. Hartenberger and Schmidt-Kittler 1976 rodent
n. sp.
 Rodentia -
 Perissodactyla - Pachynolophidae
Anchilophus radegondensis odd-toed ungulate
Plagiolophus minor Cuvier 1804 odd-toed ungulate
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Palaeotherium duvali Pomel 1853 odd-toed ungulate
originally entered as "Palaeotherium duvalii"
Palaeotherium curtum Cuvier 1812 odd-toed ungulate
Palaeotherium magnum Cuvier 1804 odd-toed ungulate
Palaeotherium medium Cuvier 1804 odd-toed ungulate
 Hyaenodonta - Hyainailouridae
 Artiodactyla - Cebochoeridae
Acotherulum quercyi Stehlin 1908 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Dichobunidae
Dichobune leporina Cuvier 1822 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Anoplotheriidae
Anoplotherium cf. commune Cuvier 1804 even-toed ungulate
Diplobune sp. Rutimeyer 1862 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Xiphodontidae
Xiphodon gracilis even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Cainotheriidae
Paroxacron sp. H├╝rzeler 1936 even-toed ungulate
 Artiodactyla - Choeropotamidae
Rhagatherium sp. Pictet 1857 even-toed ungulate