GB3D Type Fossils

 Home   The project   Search  About fossils Contributors Downloads Links Contact us

Fossil specimen : BGS GSM24855 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Pleuroceras apyrenum (Buckman SS)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Pleuroceras apyrenum (Buckman SS)

Registration No. GSM24855
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Tate, R. 1875
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Middle Lias (spinatum zone).
Country England
Locality Eston - North Yorkshire.
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.)


Buckman SS 1911 Type Ammonites Vol 1 (as Paltopleuroceras apyrenum SSB) p.24

Dean WT Donovan DT & Howarth MK 1961 Bull Brit Mus (Nat Hist) Geol Vol 4 Part 10 pl71.,figs5a,b

Howarth MK 1958 Liassic Amaltheidae - Mon Pal Soc p.35-36 plVI.,figs1a,b

Tate & Blake 1876 The Yorkshire Lias (as Amaltheus solitarius Simpson) p.295 plVII.,fig2

Available Images

High resolution photographs


4338 KB


771 KB

Steroscopic photographs


4618 KB

View these images in your web browser using our JPEG2000 viewer. Zoom in and out and pan around in high resolution. Requires JavaScript to be enabled.

Download these images as high resolution JPEG2000 files. You may need to use image-editing software to view these files.

3D Scans

1: /BGS/GSM_24855

Download as zipped Wavefront .obj file (ZIP 9096 KB)

Download as zipped Polygon File Format .ply file (ZIP 4973 KB)

View 3D file in browser

3D Browser Viewer requires a web browser able to display HTML5 canvases. Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support this. Note that Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions do not support this functionality.

Download 3D scans as either PLY or OBJ files. Please see our list of 3D software downloads if you do not have software to open these files.

click image or here to close