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Fossil specimen : OUM J.15201 – Paralectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Belemnitida

Fossil Name Simpsonibelus dorsalis (Phillips, 1867)
Type Status Paralectotype
Name History

Simpsonibelus dorsalis (Phillips, 1867) – See Doyle (1992): Paralectotype

Belemnites dorsalis Phillips, 1867 – See Phillips (1867): Syntype

Registration No. J.15201
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Phillips, J.
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Comments Doyle, 1992, p. 54, cites J.15203 as the lectotype, & J.15201, J.15202 as paralectotypes; in his descripton of plate 20, he cites J.15201 as the lectotype but actually figures J.15202
Country England
Locality Saltwick, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Lias Group, Below Red Shale Bed, Upper Lias
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Toarcian Age (Jurassic Period) (174.1 – 182.7 Ma B.P.)


DOYLE, P. 1992. The British Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) belemnites, part 2. Palaeonotogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 50-79, pls 18-28. pp. 54 - 56

PHILLIPS, J. 1867. A Monograph of British Belemnitidae: Jurassic, part 3. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 53-88, pls VIII-XX. p. 58; pl. X, fig. 24 l"

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