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Fossil specimen : OUM J.04063a, b – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Goliathiceras (Goliathites) gigas Arkell, 1943
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Goliathiceras (Goliathites) gigas Arkell, 1943 – See Arkell (1943): Holotype

Registration No. J.04063a, b
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Arkell, W.J.
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Comments Specimen in 2 pieces
Country England
Locality Dry Sandford, Oxfordshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Corallian Group, Arkell's Bed 6
Biozone Perisphinctes plicatilis
Geological Age

Oxfordian Age (Jurassic Period) (157.3 – 163.5 Ma B.P.)


ARKELL, W.J. 1943. A Monograph on the Ammonites of the English Corallian Beds, part IX. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), lxxxi-lxxxiv, 255-268, pls LVI-LX. p. 261; (J.4063a) pl. LVIII, figs 4 a, b, pl. LIX, fig. 5

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