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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8624 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Pholadida

Fossil Name Corbula hebridica Tate
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Corbula hebridica Tate – See Tate, R (1873): Lectotype

Registration No. GSM8624
Collector Tate Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Tate, R. 1873
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series. There is a pink piece of paper on specimen 8626 which apparently points to what may be the rostrum of Cuspidaria ibbetsoni (Morris).
Country Scotland
Locality Loch Bay - Dunvegan - 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.114

Cox & Arkell. 1948. British GO Mollusc - Palaeont Soc p.43

Tate, R. 1873. Q.J.G.S pl29.,fig2a

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