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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM26405 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Oxynoticeras lens (Simpson)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Oxynoticeras lens (Simpson)

Registration No. GSM26405
Collector Clarkson, WB. Collection
Donor or Associated Person Clarkson, WB.
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Lower Lias (oxynotum zone, simpsoni subzone).
Country England
Locality Robin Hood's Bay - N Yorks.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lias Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Aalenian Age (Jurassic Period) – Rhaetian Age (Triassic Period) (170.3 – 209.5 Ma B.P.)


Described by Simpson 1855 Fossils of the Yorkshire Lias p.80

Fig'd Howarth 1962 Palaeontology Vol 5 p.105 pl15.,figs3a,b

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