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Fossil specimen : BGS GSE5487 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Mytilus (Praemytilus) strathairdensis Anderson & Cox
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Mytilus (Praemytilus) strathairdensis Anderson & Cox

Registration No. GSE5487
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Great Estuarine Series Near base of Estuarine Shales
Country Scotland
Locality Capach Strathaird Skye
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Great Estuarine Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) – Bajocian Age (Jurassic Period) (164.7 – 171.6 Ma B.P.)


Anderson FW & Cox LR. 1948. Proc Roy Phys Soc Edin I fig 1

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