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Fossil specimen : BGS Bj4196 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Palaeoechinoceras spirale (Trueman & Williams)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Palaeoechinoceras spirale (Trueman & Williams)

Hypechioceras pierrei Spath

Registration No. Bj4196
Collector British Geological Survey 1950
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Lower Lias (oxynotum zone). Depth 1456ft 3ins.
Country England
Locality Stowell Park Boring - Northleach - Glos.
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.)


Getty TA 1973 University of Kansas Palaeonotogy Contributions 63 p.10 pl1.,figs6a,b

Spath LF 1956 Bull Geol Surv Great Britain No 11 p.149 plix.,figs13a,b

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