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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM27817 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Virgatosphinctoides distans (Neaverson)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Virgatosphinctoides distans (Neaverson)

Sphinctoceras distans (Neaverson)

Registration No. GSM27817
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Buckman S 1914
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Headington - Oxford.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Kimmeridge Clay Formation
Biozone wheatleyensis
Geological Age

Kimmeridgian Age (Jurassic Period) (152.1 – 157.3 Ma B.P.)


Arkell. 1933. Jurrassic System p.461

Buckman. 1927. Type Ammonites. VII DCXXXVIII C-D

Neaverson. 1925. Ammonites Upper Kimmeridge Clay Liverpool University p.23 IV fig 3 B12-15

Spath. 1936. Medd Om Gronland p.14 Bd 99 3

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