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Fossil specimen : SM B 19334 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Cryptochasma ovale Casey
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Cryptochasma ovale Casey: Holotype


Registration No. B 19334
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Country England
Locality Upware, Cambridgeshire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Greensand
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Albian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Aptian Age (Cretaceous Period) (99.6 – 125 Ma B.P.)


Casey, R. 1961. Palaeontology vol. 3 (3): p.576

Keeping 1883. The fossils and palaeontological affinities of the Neocomian deposits of Upware and Brickhill (1): p.115 pl. v fig.8

Woods, H. 1891. Catalogue of the Type Fossils in the Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge. Henry Woods with preface by T. McKenny Hughes CUP. 180+xiv SPL: II. 16 (2): p.75

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