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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.2695 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Ostreoida

Fossil Name Ostrea distorta Sowerby, J de C.
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Ostrea distorta Sowerby, J de C. – See Sowerby, J de C. in Fitton (1836): Syntype

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.2695
Collector Geol.Soc.Coll. [ex Dr.Fitton] 1851
Donor or Associated Person Geological Society. 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Middle Purbeck. Note: there are 2 specimens in this sample box in tray 481602: Geol.Soc.Coll. 2695 & also GSd 6034.
Country England
Locality Durlston Bay - Swanage.
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Purbeck Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Berriasian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Tithonian Age (Jurassic Period) (140.2 – 150.8 Ma B.P.)


Melville, RV. 1982. Hampshire Basin Regional Guide pl7.,fig6

Sowerby, J de C. in Fitton. 1836. Transactions Geol.Soc p.346 plxxii.,fig2

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