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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8644 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Myophorella (Vaugonia) clythia (Lycett, ex d'Orbigny)
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Myophorella (Vaugonia) clythia (Lycett, ex d'Orbigny)

Trigonia (Vaugonia) tripartita Forbes – See Forbes (1851): Syntype

Registration No. GSM8644
Collector Murchison Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Murchison, Sir, RI. 1851
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series. Note: there are 2 specimens together in this same sample box: GSM 8643 & 8644.
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) (164.7 – 171.6 Ma B.P.)


Anderson & Cox. 1948. Proc.Roy.Phys.Soc p.108

Cox & Arkell. 1948. British GO Mollusc - Palaeont Soc p.24

Forbes. 1851. Q.J.G.S pl5.,fig11b

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