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Fossil specimen : BGS Zw239 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Oppelia (Oxycerites) pygmaea Arkell
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Oppelia (Oxycerites) pygmaea Arkell – See Arkell, WJ (1951): Paratype

Registration No. Zw239
Collector Bomford Collection. 1948
Donor or Associated Person Brigadier G. Bomford. OBE. 1948
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Inferior Oolite - Zigzag Bed and Zone (top).
Country England
Locality Quarry - Powerstock Station - Dorset.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Inferior Oolite Group
Biozone zigzag
Geological Age

Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) – Aalenian Age (Jurassic Period) (166.1 – 174.1 Ma B.P.)


Arkell, WJ. 1951. Bathonian Ammonites - Mon.Palaeont.Soc p.62

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