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Fossil specimen : BGS Zu4458 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Harpoceras falcifer (Sowerby J )
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Harpoceras falcifer (Sowerby J )

Registration No. Zu4458
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Baldwin, SA. (July 1982) 1982
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Upper Lias - Lower Toarcian [Whitbian] (falcifer zone). [Cast of Holotype]
Country England
Locality Ilminster - 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.)


Buckman SS 1928 Type Ammonites Vol 7 (original specimen fig'd) pl 764

Dean WT Donovan DT & Howarth MK 1961 Bull Brit Mus (Nat Hist) Geol Vol 4 No 10 (Original specimen fig'd) pl72.,figs2a,b

Sowerby J 1820 Min Conch of Gt Britain Vol 3 (original specimen fig'd) p.99 pl254.,fig2

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