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Fossil specimen : BGS Bj1557 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Parallelodon (Catella?) fossa Melville
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Parallelodon (Catella?) fossa Melville

Registration No. Bj1557
Collector British Geological Survey Museum Collection 1950
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Upper Lias (serpentinum zone, exaratum subzone). Depth 718ft 10ins.
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) (171.6 – 203.6 Ma B.P.)


Melville RV 1956 Palaeontology - Amms excluded Stowell Park Bh - Bull Geol Surv Gt Britain No 11 p.11 plVI.,fig10

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