M27 Motorway (Eocene to of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (51.1° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 47.5° N, 4.2° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bracklesham Group, Early/Lower Eocene to Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 37.2 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: sandstone

Primary reference: D. A. Bone, J. A. Todd, and S. Tracey. 1991. Fossils from the Bracklesham Group exposed in the M27 Motorway excavations, Southampton, Hampshire. Tertiary Research 12(3-4):131-137 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3256: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 28.07.1999, edited by Erin Leckey

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Bivalvia
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
occasional; sensu lato: Id questionable
Gastropoda
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Naticidae indet. Guilding 1834 moon snail
rare
 Calyptraeoidea - Calyptraeidae
Sigapatella sp. Lesson 1830 slipper shell
rare
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
Haustator conoidea Sowerby 1814 turret shell
"conoidea var. elongata" occasional - originally entered as "Haustator conoidea var. elongata"
Chondrichthyes
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
Jaekelotodus trigonalis Jackel 1895 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus minor Daimeries 1888 dogfish shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis wardi elasmobranch
rare
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis
"Rhinobatos bruxelliensis" = Rhinobatus bruxelliensis Jaekel 1894 guitarfish
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus vincenti Jaekel 1894 wedgefish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis jaekeli Leriche 1906 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes -
Hypolophodon sylvestris White 1931 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis sp. Cuvier 1816 eagle ray
fragments
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816 eagle ray
fragments
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus novus mako shark
 Lamniformes - Mitsukurinidae
Striatolamia macrota Agassiz 1843 goblin shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Lamna lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
Carcharias hopei sand shark
Carcharias acutissima Agassiz 1843 sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Carcharhinidae indet. Jordan and Evermann 1896 requiem shark
originally entered as "Carcharinidae sp."
Physogaleus secundus Winkler 1876 requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
originally entered as "Abdounia spp."
Galeocerdo latidens Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
"Galeorhinus lefevrei" = Pachygaleus lefevrei, Mustelus vanderhoefti
"Galeorhinus lefevrei" = Pachygaleus lefevrei Daimeries 1891 hound shark
Mustelus vanderhoefti hound shark
rare
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
originally entered as "Scyliorhinus spp."
Scyliorhinus gilberti Casier 1946 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius thielensi nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Rhincodontidae
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
Pisces
  -
"Pisces "indet. tail spines"" = Osteichthyes, "Pisces "indet. dermal denticles"" = Osteichthyes
"Pisces "indet. tail spines"" = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
common; tail spines
"Pisces "indet. dermal denticles"" = Osteichthyes Huxley 1880 bony fish
common; dermal denticles
Actinopteri
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Egertonia sp. Cocchi 1866
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Reptilia
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
Chelone sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea turtle
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
limb bone
Mammalia
 Primates - Omomyidae
Nannopithex zuccolae Godinot et al. 1992 tarsier
left P4 and tentatively attributed right calcaneum
 Cimolesta - Pantolestidae
Buxolestes "sp. 1" Jaegar 1970 eutherian
left m1/2
 Rodentia - Ischyromyidae
Pantrogna "sp. 1" Hartenberger 1971 rodent
right p4 and right m1/2
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Hyracotherium leporinum Owen 1841 odd-toed ungulate
left m3 and tentatively left p2?
 Tribosphenida - Nyctitheriidae
Saturninia "sp. 1" Stehlin 1940 placental
left M3
 Theriiformes - Herpetotheriidae
Peratherium "sp. 1" Aymard 1850 marsupial
Amphiperatherium maximum Crochet 1979 marsupial
right m2