GB3D Type Fossils

 Home   The project   Search  About fossils Contributors Downloads Links Contact us

Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.2868 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Plicatula lamellosa (Rouillier & Vossinsky)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Plicatula lamellosa (Rouillier & Vossinsky) – See Cox, LR (1929): Holotype

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.2868
Collector Geol.Soc.Coll. [No name] 1851
Donor or Associated Person Geological Society. 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Portland Stone [Oolite]. Note: there ought to be 6 specimens together in this sample box: Geol.Soc.Coll. 2868 plus GSd 6383 up to 6387 but 6386 & 6387 were removed by JCT for British Fossils Exhib on 19.10.1979 and not returned OR may turn up later in another tray. CT. 12.5.2011.
Country England
Locality Portland Island - Weymouth - Dorset.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Portland Stone Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Tithonian Age (Jurassic Period) (145.5 – 150.8 Ma B.P.)


Cited in synon. Kelly. 1984. Mon Pal Soc p.56

Cox, LR. 1929. Dorset Nat.Hist. & Arch. Soc pl4.,fig3

Available Images

High resolution photographs


3705 KB


3568 KB

Steroscopic photographs


5855 KB


5942 KB

View these images in your web browser using our JPEG2000 viewer. Zoom in and out and pan around in high resolution. Requires JavaScript to be enabled.

Download these images as high resolution JPEG2000 files. You may need to use image-editing software to view these files.

click image or here to close