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.2011.09.002

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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.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.09.002
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > Geology and Landscape (England)
ISSN: 0016-7878
Date made live: 07 Dec 2011 15:13 +0 (UTC)

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