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Bembridge Marls (Brodie coll) (Eocene of the United Kingdom)

Where: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50.7° N, 1.4° W: paleocoordinates 49.2° N, 5.2° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Bembridge Marls Member (Bouldnor Formation), Priabonian (37.2 - 33.9 Ma)

• "insect beds"

•Upper part of 13r chron just above 1n interval

Environment/lithology: lagoonal or restricted shallow subtidal; lithified, argillaceous lime mudstone

• The Bembridge Marls were deposited in fresh-brackish water lakes and lagoons

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: mold/impression

Collected by A'Court Smith; reposited in the BMNH, USNM

• Specimens kept in British Natural History Museum. Some of Brodie's specimens were given to Mr. Lacoe, who later donated them to the US National Museum.

•Mr. A'Court Smith collected all the specimens in the Brodie collection and donated them to Brodie who subsequently donated them to the BMNH. Some of A'Court Smiths collection was obtained by R. W. Hooley and is in his collection as well.

Primary reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1915. British fossil insects. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 49:469-499 [M. Clapham/M. Clapham/M. Clapham] more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 123959: authorized by Matthew Clapham, entered by Jered Karr on 03.02.2012, edited by Jenna Sandlin, Conrad Labandeira and Matthew Clapham

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