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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8628 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Isognomon (Mytiloperna) murchisoni (Forbes)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Isognomon (Mytiloperna) murchisoni (Forbes) – See Forbes (1851): Lectotype

Registration No. GSM8628
Collector Murchison Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Murchison, Sir, RI. 1851
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series - Upper Ostrea Beds.
Country Scotland
Locality Staffin - 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.107

Forbes. 1851. Q.J.G.S p.111 pl5.,figs1a,b

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