Lee-on-the-Solent, Selsey Formation, L5i-L5ii (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 "Amusium corneum Bed", L5i-L5ii

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

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

• The Selsey formation is fine silty and sandy, glauconitic clay. The Amusium corneum Bed isgreen/blue/grey sandy clay, glauconitic, shelly and burrowed, with some conctretions

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 41992: 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

•Mammals: teeth, jaw fragments & bones

unclassified
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Gastropoda
 Mesogastropoda - Naticidae
"Albula marginalis" = Polinices
"Albula marginalis" = Polinices moon snail
Chondrichthyes
 Squaliformes - Dalatiidae
Isistius trituratus Winkler 1874 elasmobranch
 Squatiniformes - Squatinidae
Squatina prima Winkler 1874 angel shark
 Odontaspidida - Alopiidae
Alopias leensis thresher shark
 Odontaspidida - Jaekelotodontidae
Jaekelotodus trigonalis Jackel 1895 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi -
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli
"Dasyatis jaekeli" = Trygon jaekeli Leriche 1906 elasmobranch
 Plagiostomi - Squalidae
Squalus minor Daimeries 1888 dogfish shark
 Euselachii - Galeidae
Triakis wardi elasmobranch
 Rajiformes - Rhinobatidae
 Rajiformes - Rhynchobatidae
Rhynchobatus vincenti Jaekel 1894 wedgefish
 Myliobatiformes -
Coupatezia woutersi Cappetta 1982 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Mobulidae
Archaeomanta melenhorsti Herman 1979 stingray
Burnhamia sp. Cappetta 1976 stingray
Burnhamia daviesi Woodward 1889 stingray
 Myliobatiformes - Gymnuridae
 Myliobatiformes - Rhinopteridae
Rhinoptera sherborni White 1926 cownose ray
 Myliobatiformes - Myliobatidae
Myliobatis latidens Woodward 1888 eagle ray
Myliobatis toliapicus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis dixoni Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
Myliobatis striatus Agassiz 1843 eagle ray
 Pristiformes - Pristidae
Pristis lathami Galeotti 1837 sawfish
Propristis schweinfurthi Priem 1897 sawfish
Anoxypristis sp. White and Moy-Thomas 1941 sawfish
 Selachii -
 Lamniformes -
Isurolamna affinis mackerel shark
 Lamniformes - Lamnidae
Isurus praecursor Thurmond and Jones 1981 mako shark
 Lamniformes - Odontaspididae
"Hypotodus verticalis" = Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis, Odontaspis winkleri, ""Lamna" lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei, "Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus substriata" = Carcharias, "Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias
"Hypotodus verticalis" = Lamna (Odontaspis) verticalis Agassiz 1843 sand tiger shark
Odontaspis winkleri Leriche 1905 sand tiger shark
""Lamna" lerichei" = Brachycarcharias lerichei Casier 1946 sand tiger shark
"Eugomphodus macrotus" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus acutissima" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus substriata" = Carcharias sand shark
"Eugomphodus hopei" = Carcharias sand shark
 Carchariniformes - Carcharhinidae
Physogaleus secundus Agassiz 1843 requiem shark
Abdounia sp. Cappetta 1980 requiem shark
Abdounia lapierrei requiem shark
"Galeorhinus recticonus" = Abdounia recticonia Winkler 1873 requiem shark
Galeocerdo latidens Agassiz 1843 tiger shark
 Carchariniformes - Triakidae
 Heterodontiformes - Heterodontidae
Heterodontus sp. de Blainville 1816 bullhead shark
"Heterodontus vincenti" = Cestracion vincenti Leriche 1905 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 - Rhincodontidae
 Orectolobiformes - Ginglymostomatidae
Nebrius thielensi nurse shark
 Orectolobiformes - Hemiscylliidae
 Orectolobiformes -
 Hexanchiformes - Hexanchidae
Notorhynchus kempi sevengill shark
 Chimaeriformes - Callorhinchidae
Edaphodon leptognathus Agassiz 1843 plownose chimaera
Edaphodon bucklandi Agassiz 1843 plownose chimaera
Actinopteri
 Acipenseriformes - Acipenseridae
Acipenser toliapicus Agassiz 1844 sturgeon
 Teleostei -
 Anguilliformes - Muraenidae
 Anguilliformes - Ophichthidae
 Anguilliformes - Congridae
Paraconger sauvagei Priem 1906 conger eel
Conger sp. Schaeffer 1760 conger eel
Conger productus conger eel
 Elopiformes - Phyllodontidae
Phyllodus sp. Agassiz 1843
Egertonia sp. Cocchi 1866
 Albuliformes - Pterothrissidae
 Salmoniformes - Salmonidae
 Beryciformes -
 Istiophoriformes - Xiphiidae
Xiphiorhynchus sp. Van Beneden 1871 sword fish
 Pleuronectiformes - Soleidae
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis
"Solea bartonensis" = Eosolea bartonensis Frost 1934 flatfish
 Scombriformes - Scombridae
Cybium sp., "Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti
Cybium sp. Cuvier 1829
"Cybium proosti" = Palaeocybium proosti Storms 1895
 Scombriformes - Trichiuridae
 Kurtiformes - Apogonidae
Apogon bellovacinus Cardinalfish
 Ophidiiformes - Bythitidae
 Ophidiiformes - Ophidiidae
 Perciformes - Serranidae
Prolates sp. Priem 1899 perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Palaeorhynchidae
Aglyptorhynchus sp. Casier 1966 perch-like fish
 Perciformes -
Sphyraenodus lerichei perch-like fish
Sphyraenodus striata perch-like fish
 Perciformes - Lutianidae
Lutianus concavus perch-like fish
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
 Lophiiformes - Lophiidae
"Trichiurides sagittidens" = Lophius sagittidens
"Trichiurides sagittidens" = Lophius sagittidens Winkler 1874 anglerfish
 Labriformes - Labridae
 Tetraodontiformes - Ostraciidae
Ostracion sp. Rafinesque 1815
 Tetraodontiformes - Eotrigonodontidae
 Acanthomorphata - Caproidae
Antigonia angusta Stinton and Nolf 1970
 Gadiformes - Gadidae
 Alepisauriformes - Dercetidae
 Amiiformes - Amiidae
Amia sp. Linnaeus 1766 bowfin
 Lepisosteiformes - Lepisosteidae
Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
 Testudines - Cheloniidae
"Chelone" sp. Linnaeus 1758 sea turtle
Lytoloma sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
Puppigerus sp. Cope 1870 sea turtle
Aves
  -
Aves indet. Linnaeus 1758 bird
 Gruiformes - Rallidae
Latipons gardneri Harrison and Walker 1979 rail
Parvirallus gracilis Harrison and Walker 1979 rail
 Accipitriformes - Accipitridae
Milvoides kempi Harrison and Walker 1979 hawk
Reptilia
 Crocodylia -
Gavialis dixoni Owen 1849 crocodilian
 Squamata - Palaeophiidae
Palaeophis typhaeus Owen 1850 snake
Mammalia
 Perissodactyla - Palaeotheriidae
Propalaeotherium sp. Gervais odd-toed ungulate
 Hyaenodonta - Hyaenodontidae
Hyaenodon sp. Laizer and Parieu 1838 eutherian
Aetobatus
  - Aetobatidae
Aetobatus sp., "Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis
Aetobatus sp. Blainville 1816
"Aetobatus irregularis" = Aetobatis irregularis Agassiz 1843
Albula oweni
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"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni
"Albula oweni" = Pisodus oweni Agassiz 1844