Bognor Regis (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 0.7° W: paleocoordinates 46.2° N, 3.0° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Middle Clay Member (London Clay Formation), Ypresian (56.0 - 47.8 Ma)

• These 2 beds lie such that the Kingsway SHell bed overlies the Kingsway Concentrate bed

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; poorly lithified, gray claystone

• stiff grey clay with scattered brown clay nodules, and occassional concentrates of fossils piled against teredo-bored wood.

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: bulk, surface (in situ),

• c = common, r = rare, otherwise number of specimens are recorded

Primary reference: D. A. Bone. 1978. New Horizons in the London Clay of Bognor Regis, Sussex. Tertiary Research 2(1):9-16 [L. Ivany/E. Kowalski]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 8050: authorized by Linda Ivany, entered by Elizabeth Kowalski on 15.06.2000, edited by Mark Uhen

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Bivalvia
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Pectinida - Propeamussiidae
"Pecten duplicatus" = Cyclopecten duplicatus
"Pecten duplicatus" = Cyclopecten duplicatus Sowerby 1824 mud scallop
 Pectinida - Anomiidae
Anomia tenuistriata Deshayes 1824 jingle
 Ostreida - Pinnidae
"Pinna affinis" = Atrina affinis
"Pinna affinis" = Atrina affinis Sowerby 1821 oyster
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Arctica planata Sowerby 1841 clam
[entered as Arctica plana]
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Calpitaria sulcataria" = Pitar (Calpitaria) sulcatarius
"Calpitaria sulcataria" = Pitar (Calpitaria) sulcatarius Deshayes 1825 venus clam
 Nuculida - Nuculidae
Nucula sp. Lamarck 1799 nut clam
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
Nuculana partimstriata pointed nut clam
Gastropoda
 Neogastropoda -
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
"Fusiturris simillima" = Eopleurotoma simillima
"Fusiturris simillima" = Eopleurotoma simillima Edwards 1861 turrid
 Ficoidea - Ficidae
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira glaucinoides Sowerby 1812 moon snail
 Tonnoidea - Cassidae
"Galeodea gallica" = Galeodea (Mambrinia) gallica
"Galeodea gallica" = Galeodea (Mambrinia) gallica Wrigley 1934 snail
 Architectonicoidea - Architectonicidae
"? Stellaxis pulcher" = Architectonica (Stellaxis)
"? Stellaxis pulcher" = Architectonica (Stellaxis) sundial
Scaphopoda
 Dentaliida - Dentaliidae
Dentalium sp. Linnaeus 1758 tusk shell
Cephalopoda
 Nautilida - Hercoglossidae
Deltoidonautilus sowerbyi Wetherell 1843 nautiloid
Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Isistius trituratus1 Winkler 1874 elasmobranch
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima1 Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Isuridae
Oxyrhina sheppeyensis1 Cassier 1966 mackerel shark
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
"Odontaspis robusta" = Jaekelotodus robusta1, "Odontaspis trigonalis" = Jaekelotodus trigonalis1
"Odontaspis robusta" = Jaekelotodus robusta1 Leriche 1905 elasmobranch
"Odontaspis trigonalis" = Jaekelotodus trigonalis1 Jackel 1895 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus minor1 Daimeries 1888 dogfish shark
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
"Raja cf. duponti" = Jacquhermania duponti1
"Raja cf. duponti" = Jacquhermania duponti1 Winkler 1874 stingray
 Lamniformes - Carchariidae
Physodon secundus1 Winkler 1876 mackerel shark
Physodon tertius1 Winkler 1874 mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
Odontaspis hopei1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri1 Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis macrota1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Lamna verticalis" = Hypotodus verticalis1 Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
"Lamna lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei1 Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Hypoprion sp.1 Muller and Henle 1838 requiem shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
Galeorhinus sp.1 de Blainville and Prévost 1816 school shark
Galeorhinus minor1 Agassiz 1835 school shark
"Galeorhinus lefevrei" = Pachygaleus lefevrei1 Daimeries 1891 hound shark
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus wardenensis1, "Heterodontus vincenti" = Cestracion vincenti1
Heterodontus wardenensis1 bullhead shark
"Heterodontus vincenti" = Cestracion vincenti1 Leriche 1905 bullhead shark
  - Scyllidae
Scyliorhinus sp.1 Blainville 1816 shark
Scyliorhinus minutissimus1 Winkler 1873 shark
"Scyliorhinus biauriculatus" = Scyliorhinus minutissimus biauriculatus1 Casier 1946 shark
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notidanus serratissimus1 Agassiz 1843 cow shark
Actinopteri
 Scombriformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus venablesi n. sp.1 Casier 1966
 Labriformes - Labridae
Platylaemus colei n. gen. n. sp.2
Platylaemus colei n. gen. n. sp.2 Dixon 1850
 Gadiformes - Merlucciidae
Crinoidea
 Isocrinida -
Anthozoa
 Octocorallia -