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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM37298 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Orthildaites orthus Buckman SS
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orthildaites orthus Buckman SS

Registration No. GSM37298
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Buckman, SS 1925
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Upper Lias (serpentinum zone, falciferum subzone). 1" 327. Type is Genoholotype
Country England
Locality Down Cliff - Chideock - Dorset.
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.)


Arkell WJ et al 1957 Treatise Mollusca 4 p.259 Fig 291-1

Buckman SS 1923 Type Ammonites Vol V Plate CDXLIV

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