Lee-on-the-Solent, Selsey Formation, L7i-L7iv (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 1.2° W: paleocoordinates 47.6° N, 4.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Selsey Formation (Bracklesham Group), Lutetian (47.8 - 41.3 Ma)

• Kemp calls the Selsey a "division", Hooker, 1996 calls it a formation. These beds are part of the "Pinna Bed", L7i-L7iv

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: marginal marine; glauconitic, gray, silty, sandy claystone and bioturbated, concretionary, pebbly, shelly/skeletal, gray, green, silty, sandy claystone

• The Selsey formation is fine silty and sandy, glauconitic clay. The Pinna Bed is grey/green/brown sandy silty clays, bioturbated with occasional black pebbles and shells, concretions and slickensides

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Collection methods: sieve,

Primary reference: D. Kemp. 1985. The Selsey Division (Bracklesham Group) at Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, (Hants). Tertiary Research 7(2):35-44 [J. Alroy/E. Leckey/E. Leckey]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 41996: authorized by John Alroy, entered by Erin Leckey on 22.07.2004

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Sharks: teeth, vertebrae & cartilage Rays: dentitions, isolated teeth & spines

•Chimaeroids: plates & spines Teleosts: skulls, teeth, jaw parts, otoliths

•Reptiles: bones, carapace & skulls Birds: limb bones

 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Isistius trituratus Winkler 1874 elasmobranch
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
Jaekelotodus trigonalis Jackel 1895 elasmobranch
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis wardi elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus vincenti Jaekel 1894 wedgefish
 Rhinopristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Dasyatidae
Dasyatis jaekeli Leriche 1906 whiptail stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis striatus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 eagle ray
Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 eagle ray
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
Gymnura sp. Van Hasselt 1823 stingray
 Selachii -
 Lamniformes -
Isurolamna affinis mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis winkleri, Hypotodus verticalis, ""Lamna" lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei, "Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias
Odontaspis winkleri Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Hypotodus verticalis Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
""Lamna" lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
"Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus secundus Winkler 1876 requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia lapierrei requiem shark
Galeocerdo latidens Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
"Galeorhinus ypresiensis" = Eugaleus ypresiensis
"Galeorhinus ypresiensis" = Eugaleus ypresiensis Casier 1946 school shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
Heterodontus woodwardi Caiser 1956 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp. Blainville 1816 shark
Scyliorhinus gilberti Casier 1946 shark
Scyliorhinus pattersoni Cappetta 1976 shark
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius thielensi nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
 Orectolobiformes -
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus kempi sevengill shark
 Acipenseriformes -
 Teleostei -
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Paraconger sauvagei Priem 1906 conger eel
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
Conger productus conger eel
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Egertonia sp. Cocchi 1866
 Albuliformes - Pterothrissidae
 Beryciformes -
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis Frost 1934 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti Storms 1895
 Scombriformes -
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon bellovacinus Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Prolates sp. Priem 1899 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Lutianus kokeni perch-like fish
Xenistius novus perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Pomadasyidae
Pomadasys latus perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Callionymus sp. Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Trachinidae
Trachinus sp. Linnaeus 1758 perch-like fish
 Spariformes - Sparidae
Sparus sp. Linnaeus 1758
 Labriformes - Labridae
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
"Chelone" sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea turtle
Lytoloma sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird