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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM72236 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Cardioceras (Scarburgiceras)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Cardioceras (Scarburgiceras)

Cardioceras svelta Maire

Cardioceras suessiforme Spath – See Fig'd & Des'd Spath (1939): Holotype

Registration No. GSM72236
Collector Spath Collection. 1945
Donor or Associated Person Spath, LF. 1945
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Oxford Clay - Cordatum Zone & cardia subzone of just below. Note: there are 2 pieces to this specimen GSM 72236 after being treated for Pyrite decay on 1.7.2004.
Country Scotland
Locality Loch Staffin - Isle of Skye.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Oxford Clay Formation
Biozone cardia
Geological Age

Oxfordian Age (Jurassic Period) – Callovian Age (Jurassic Period) (157.3 – 166.1 Ma B.P.)


Fig'd & Des'd Spath. 1939. Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Great Britain p.94 plVI.,fig4

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