A note on the ‘Variolaris Bed’ (Palaeogene) near Newport, Isle of Wight, and its Ostracod assemblage
Wilkinson, I.P.; Farrant, A.R.. 2011 A note on the ‘Variolaris Bed’ (Palaeogene) near Newport, Isle of Wight, and its Ostracod assemblage. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association, 122 (5). 883-887. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.09.002Before downloading, please read NORA policies.
Augering to the east of Newport, Isle of Wight, has proved the presence of the ‘Variolarius Bed’ at the top of the Selsey Sand Formation. As well as its characteristic flood of the foraminifer Nummulites variolarius it contains a biostratigraphically useful ostracod assemblage, characterised by dominant Leguminocythereis haskinsi and subdominant Cytherella dixoni, with less numerous Cytheridea rigida, Oertliella aculeata, Cytheretta forticosta and Pterygocythereis cornuta.
|Programmes:||BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)|
|Date made live:||07 Dec 2011 15:13|
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