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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.7187 – 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.7187
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc Coll Murchison RI Esq 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Brora Coral Reef Bed Callovian
Country Scotland
Locality Brora -Sutherland.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Bathonian And Callovian Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone calloviense – koenigi
Geological Age

Callovian Age (Jurassic Period) – Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) (163.5 – 168.3 Ma B.P.)


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

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

Sowerby J de C. 1826. Mineral Conchology p.87 DXLV fig 3

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