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Fossil specimen : OUM K.00188 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Lithancylus grandis (J. de C. Sowerby, 1828)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Lithancylus grandis (J. de C. Sowerby, 1828) – See Casey (1961): Holotype

Hamites grandis J. de C. Sowerby, 1828 – See J. de C. Sowerby (1828): Holotype

Registration No. K.00188
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Buckland, W.
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Country England
Locality On the estate of E. Hughes, parish of Smeeth, near Hythe, Kent
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Lower Greensand Formation, Kentish Ragstone, Hythe Beds
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Aptian Age (Cretaceous Period) (113 – 126.3 Ma B.P.)


CASEY, R. 1961. A monograph of the Ammonoidea of the Lower Greensand. Part II. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 45-118, pls XI-XXV. pp. 70 - 75; text-fig. 28

SOWERBY, J. de C. 1828. The mineral conchology of Great Britain. Volume VI (102). Printed by B. Meredith, London, pp. 185-200, pls DXCII-DXCVII. p. 187; pl. DXCIII, fig. 1

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