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Prestwich, Mr., on age of Sables inferieurs.
Pratt, Mr., on Eocene Isle of Wight mammalia.
These sands have been called Upper Bagshot in the maps of our Government Survey, but this identification of a fossiliferous series in the Isle of Wight with an unfossiliferous formation in the London Basin can scarcely be depended upon.
Both in the Isle of Wight, and in Hordwell Cliff, Hants, the Headon beds, above- mentioned, rest on white sands usually devoid of fossils, and used in the Isle of Wight for making glass.
In ferruginous beds of the same age in Wiltshire is found a remarkable shell called Diceras Lonsdalii (Figure 282), which abounds in the Upper and Middle Neocomian of Southern Europe.
Among the fossils of the Folkestone and Hythe beds we may mention Nautilus plicatus (Figure 277), Ancyloceras (Scaphites) gigas (Figure 278), which has been aptly described as an Ammonite more or less uncoiled; Trigonia caudata (Figure 280), Gervillia anceps (Figure 279), a bivalve genus allied to Avicula, and Terebratula sella (Figure 281).