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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM7831 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Pteria pattersoni (Tate)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Pteria pattersoni (Tate)

Registration No. GSM7831
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Tate Collection 1870 – 1872
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Lower Lias - angulatus zone.
Country Northern Ireland
Locality Island Magee, Antrim
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.)


Tate 1870 7th Annual Report - Belfast Nat F C App 1 (as Holotype of Avicula pattersoni Tate) p.18 pl1.,fig10

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