Chichester Harbour, West Sussex (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: England, United Kingdom (50.8° N, 0.8° W: paleocoordinates 46.3° N, 3.1° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Division C Member (London Clay Formation), Early/Lower Eocene (55.8 - 48.6 Ma)

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shale

Primary reference: D. A. Bone. 1985. The London Clay and associated deposits exposed in Chichester Harbour (West Sussex). Tertiary Research 7(1):13-21 [M. Patzkowsky/K. Layou]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 3262: authorized by Mark Patzkowsky, entered by Karen Layou on 28.07.1999

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Taxonomic list

unclassified
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Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Serpula sp. Linnaeus 1758
Bivalvia
 Ostreida - Gryphaeidae
"cf. Ostrea gryphovicina" = Pycnodonte gryphovicinus
"cf. Ostrea gryphovicina" = Pycnodonte gryphovicinus Wood 1861 oyster
originally entered as "Ostrea? cf. gryphovicina"
 Ostreida - Ostreidae
"cf. Crassostrea multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata
"cf. Crassostrea multicostata" = Cubitostrea multicostata Deshayes 1832 oyster
originally entered as "Crassostrea cf. multicostata"
 Pholadida - Corbulidae
? Corbula sp. Bruguière 1789 clam
originally entered as "Corbula? sp."
 Pholadida - Teredinidae
Teredo sp. Linnaeus 1758 clam
in log
 Cardiida - Arcticidae
Arctica planata Sowerby 1841 clam
 Cardiida - Veneridae
"Pitar sulcatarius" = Pitar (Calpitaria) sulcatarius
"Pitar sulcatarius" = Pitar (Calpitaria) sulcatarius Deshayes 1825 venus clam
Gastropoda
 Opisthobranchia - Bullidae
Bullinella sp. Newton snail
 Neogastropoda -
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
"Euthriofusus transversarius" = Wrigleya transversaria, "Pollia morrisi" = Cantharus (Pollia)
"Euthriofusus transversarius" = Wrigleya transversaria Wrigley 1925 true whelk
"Pollia morrisi" = Cantharus (Pollia) true whelk
 Neogastropoda - Cancellariidae
Bonellitia sp. Jousseaume 1887 snail
 Neogastropoda - Volutidae
Volutocorbis elevata Sowerby 1840 volute
 Neogastropoda - Muricidae
"Murex subcoronatus" = Paziella subcoronata
"Murex subcoronatus" = Paziella subcoronata d'Orbigny 1850 murex snail
 Neogastropoda - Turridae
Turricula crassa Edwards 1857 turrid
Turricula keelei Edwards 1857 turrid
"Hemipleurotoma sp." = Gemmula Weinkauff 1875 turrid
Gemmula macrobia Edwards 1861 turrid
"Hemipleurotoma simillima" = Eopleurotoma simillima Edwards 1861 turrid
 Naticoidea - Naticidae
Euspira glaucinoides Sowerby 1812 moon snail
 Rissooidea - Rissoidae
"aff. Turboella misera" = Pusillina (Pusillina) misera
"aff. Turboella misera" = Pusillina (Pusillina) misera Deshayes 1861 snail
originally entered as "Turboella aff. misera"
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella dixoni" = Haustator dixoni
"Turritella dixoni" = Haustator dixoni Deshayes 1861 turret shell
abundant
 Heterostropha - Ringiculidae
Ringicula turgida Sowerby 1817 snail
Gymnolaemata
 Cheilostomata - Adeonidae
 Cheilostomata - Electridae
? Craspedopora buski
originally entered as "Craspedopora? buski"
Actinopteri
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon glaber Casier 1966 Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes -
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Paralabrax tenuicauda perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Sebastidae
"Sebastodes bognoriensis" = Sebastes (Sebastodes)
"Sebastodes bognoriensis" = Sebastes (Sebastodes) perch-like fish
originally entered as "Sebatodes bognoriensis"
 Spariformes - Nemipteridae
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
Anthozoa
 Octocorallia -