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Fossil specimen : BGS Zu4459 – Neotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Pleuroceras spinatum (Bruguiere)
Type Status Neotype
Name History

Pleuroceras spinatum (Bruguiere)

Registration No. Zu4459
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Baldwin, SA. (July 1982) 1982
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Middle Lias - Upper Pliensbachain [Domerian] - Marlstone Rock bed (spinatum zone.
Country England
Locality South Petherton - Somerset.
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.)


Dean WT Donovan DT & Howarth MK 1961 Bull Brit Mus (Nat Hist) Geol Vol 4 No 10 (Original specimen fig'd) p.471 pl71.,figs1a,b

Howarth MK 1958 Mon Pal Soc - Ammonites of the Liasssic Family Amaltheidae in Britain (Original specimen fig'd) p.36 pl7.,fig2

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