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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8629 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

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

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

Registration No. GSM8629
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. Note: there are 2 specimens in this same sample box: GSM 8628 & 8629 in tray 480840.
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) (164.7 – 171.6 Ma B.P.)


Anderson & Cox. 1948. Proc.Roy.Phys.Soc p.107

Forbes. 1851. Q.J.G.S p.111 pl5.,fig1a

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