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  Isle of Wight
  Great Britain

march 2003
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march 2003

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Location description

On the Isle of Wight sediments from the Cretaceous and the Paleogene are exposed. The Isle of Wight is known for its dinosaur finds from the Wealden formation.

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The view from the beach.
Added by: Max-fossils on 12-10-2016

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Various fossils from the Cretaceous period like ammonites, sea urchins, sponges, bivalves and brachiopods. Remains of dinosaurs also have been found here. In the layers from the Paleogene period you can find bivalves and brachiopods.

Go to the Isle of Wight Species List to identify your own finds!

Literature recommended by members

  • Ristevski, J., Young, M.T., Brandalise de Andrade, M., Hastings, A.K., 2018: A new species of Anteophthalmosuchus (Crocodylomorpha, Goniopholididae) from the Lower Cretaceous of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom, and a review of the genus
    Cretaceous Research 84, p. 340-384. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2017.11.008
    Added by FossilDude
  • Smith, 1983: Fossils of the Chalk, 2nd edition
    ISBN0901702781, Zeer geschikt voor fossielen van de Engelse zuidkust en de Franse noordkust.
    Added by webmaster

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Society: Southampton Mineral and Fossil Society: Meeting House


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