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Fossil specimen : BGS V157c – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Astarte staffinensis Anderson & Cox
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Astarte staffinensis Anderson & Cox – See Anderson & Cox (1948): Holotype

Registration No. V157c
Collector BGS - Scottish Office 1936 – 1937
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series - Belemnite Sands (Middle Sands).
Country Scotland
Locality Staffin Bay - Isle of Skye.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Great Estuarine Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) – Bajocian Age (Jurassic Period) (166.1 – 170.3 Ma B.P.)


Anderson & Cox. 1948. Proc.Roy.Phys.Soc p.109 pl1.,fig11

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