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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM3675 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Pteria longiaxis (Buckman J)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Pteria longiaxis (Buckman J)

Registration No. GSM3675
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Buckman, SS. 1888
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Lower Lias.
Country England
Locality Battledown - Cheltenham - Glos.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lias Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Aalenian Age (Jurassic Period) – Rhaetian Age (Triassic Period) (170.3 – 209.5 Ma B.P.)


Buckman J 1844 in Murchisons - Geology of Cheltenham 2nd Edition 2nd Issue (as Holotype of Avicula lonigaxis J Buckman) p.97 pl10.,fig2

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