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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM47161 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Protgrammoceras paltum (Buckman SS)
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Protgrammoceras paltum (Buckman SS)

Registration No. GSM47161
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Buckman, SS 1924
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Upper Lias - Junction Bed - Layer P (tenuiscosatatum zone, paltim subzone). 1" 327.
Country England
Locality Down Cliff - Thorncombe Beacon - Dorset.
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.)


Buckman SS 1922 Type Ammonites Vol IV (as Paltarpites paltus SSB) plate CCCLXII B

Howarth MK 1973 Bull BM (NH) Geol Voll 24 No 4 p.265

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