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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8635 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Ostreoida

Fossil Name Ostrea (Liostrea) hebridica Forbes
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Ostrea (Liostrea) hebridica Forbes – See Forbes (1851): Syntype

Registration No. GSM8635
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 3 specimens together in this same sample box: GSM 8633 to 8635 in Tray 480850.
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.107

Forbes. 1851. Q.J.G.S pl5.,fig4c

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