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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.11359 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Pholadomyida

Fossil Name Pholadomya lirata (Sowerby J)
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Pholadomya lirata (Sowerby J)

Pholadomya murchisoni Sowerby J de C

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.11359
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc Coll Murchison RI Esq
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Kellaways Rock Roof bed of Coal
Country Scotland
Locality Brora -Sutherland.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Kellaways Sand Member
Biozone koenigi
Geological Age

Callovian Age (Jurassic Period) (161.2 – 164.7 Ma B.P.)


Cox & Arkell. 1948. Brit Great Oolite Mollusca Pal Soc Mon p.43

Murchison. 1827. Trans Geol Soc. 2 p.320

Sowerby J de C. 1826. Mineral Conchology p.87 545 fig 2

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