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Vertebrate remains from the Insect Limestone (latest Eocene), Isle of Wight, UK

Hooker, JJ; Evans, SE; Davis, PG; (2019) Vertebrate remains from the Insect Limestone (latest Eocene), Isle of Wight, UK. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 10.1017/S1755691018000488. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

A small fauna of vertebrates is recorded from the Insect Limestone, Bembridge Marls Member, Bouldnor Formation, late Priabonian, latest Eocene, of the Isle of Wight, UK. The taxa represented are unidentified teleost fishes, lizards including a scincoid, unidentified birds and the theridomyid rodent Isoptychus. The scincoid represents the youngest record of the group in the UK. Of particular note is the taphonomic interpretation based on the preservation of anatomical parts of land-based tetrapods that would have been most likely transported to the site of deposition by wind, namely bird feathers and pieces of shed lizard skin. These comprise the majority of the specimens and suggest that the dominant transport mechanism was wind.

Type: Article
Title: Vertebrate remains from the Insect Limestone (latest Eocene), Isle of Wight, UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1755691018000488
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1755691018000488
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Cell and Developmental Biology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070192
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