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Fossil specimen : OUM K.02048 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Metasigaloceras rusticum (J. Sowerby, 1817)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Metasigaloceras rusticum (J. Sowerby, 1817) – See Wright & Kennedy (1981): Holotype

Metasigaloceras rusticum (J. Sowerby, 1817) – See Kennedy & Hancock (1976): Holotype

Ammonites rusticus J. Sowerby, 1817 – See J. Sowerby (1817): Holotype

Registration No. K.02048
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Old OUM Collection; Buckland, W.
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Country England
Locality Combe Pyne, Devon
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Chalk Group, Middle Chalk
Biozone Mammites nodosoides
Geological Age

Turonian Age (Cretaceous Period) (89.8 – 93.9 Ma B.P.)


KENNEDY, W.J. and HANCOCK, J.M. 1976. The Mid-Cretaceous of the United Kingdom. Ann. Mus. Hist. nat. Nice, IV, V.1-V.72. p. V. 40; pl. 16, figs 1 a - c

SOWERBY, J. 1817. The mineral conchology of Great Britain. Volume II (31). Printed by B. Meredith, London, pp. 167-178, pls CLXXV-CLXXX. p. 171; pl. CLXXVII

WRIGHT, C.W. and KENNEDY, W.J. 1981. The Ammonoidea of the Plenus Marls and the Middle Chalk. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 134 (560), 1-148, pls 1-32. pp. 83 - 84; pl. 27

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