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Fossil specimen : BGS Y3332 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Otoites contractus spaniopleurus Westermann
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Otoites contractus spaniopleurus Westermann – See Westermann (1954): Holotype

Registration No. Y3332
Collector Hudleston Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Hudleston, WH. 1920
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Note: both Y 3331 & 3332 are together in the same sample box in 480681.
Country England
Locality Dundry - Somerset.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Inferior Oolite Group
Biozone sauzei
Geological Age

Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) – Aalenian Age (Jurassic Period) (164.7 – 175.6 Ma B.P.)


Westermann, GEG. 1954. Beih.Geol.Jahb p.95-96 pl2.,fig3

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