Fish Tooth Beds: Ypresian, United Kingdom

List of taxa
Where & when
Taphonomy & methods
Metadata & references
Taxonomic list
Actinopteri - Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Paralbula casei Estes 1969
Estes 1969
from lower fish-tooth bed
Reptilia - Avetheropoda
Primapus lacki n. gen., n. sp. Harrison and Walker 1975
1 specimen
see common names

Country:United Kingdom State/province:Sussex
Coordinates: 50.8° North, 0.7° West (view map)
Paleocoordinates:46.2° North, 3.0° West
Basis of coordinate:based on political unit
Geographic resolution:small collection
Period:Paleogene Epoch:Eocene
Stage:Ypresian 10 m.y. bin:Cenozoic 2
*Period:Early/Lower Tertiary *Epoch:Early/Lower Eocene
Key time interval:Ypresian Zone: Fish Tooth Beds
Age range of interval:56.00000 - 47.80000 m.y. ago
* legacy (obsolete) database fields
Formation:London Clay
Lithology and environment
Primary lithology: claystone
Includes fossils?Y
Environment:marine indet.
Modes of preservation:body
Size of fossils:macrofossils,mesofossils
Preservation of anatomical detail:good
Disassociated major elements:some
Disassociated minor elements:some
Collection methods and comments
Collection excludes:all macrofossils
Reason for describing collection:taxonomic analysis
Collection method comments: Holotype of n. gen. and sp. Primapus lacki, BMNH A2166, collected in November 1935 by E. M. Venables.
Taxonomic list comments:It is mentioned that other fossil birds have been collected from the London Clay.
Database number:13298
Authorizer:J. Hunter, P. Holroyd Enterer:J. Hunter, P. Holroyd
Modifier:J. Hunter Research group:vertebrate
Created:2002-02-19 07:54:28 Last modified:2003-03-11 11:34:36
Access level:the public Released:2002-02-19 07:54:28
Creative Commons license:CC BY
Reference information

Primary reference:

4417.5% 30120C. J. O. Harrison and C. A. Walker. 1975. A new swift from the Lower Eocene of Britain. Ibis 117(2):162-164 [J. Hunter/J. Hunter/J. Hunter]

Secondary references:

64920 R. J. Estes. 1969. Studies on Fossil Phyllodont Fishes: Interrelationships and Evolution in the Phyllodontidae (Albuloidei) . Copeia 2:317-331 [P. Holroyd/P. Holroyd/M. Uhen]