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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8619 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Pleuromya robusta (Tate)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Pleuromya robusta (Tate) – See Tate, R (1873): Holotype

Registration No. GSM8619
Collector Tate Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Tate, R. 1873
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series (probably Lower Ostrea Beds). This specimen collected by Tate (1873) is in the same sample box as V147c which was collected in 1936-7.
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 pl3.,fig1

Tate, R. 1873. Q.J.G.S p.350 pl12.,figs11a,b

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