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Fossil specimen : BGS GSd4819 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Cardiida

Fossil Name Protocardia sphaeroidea (Forbes)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Protocardia sphaeroidea (Forbes)

Registration No. GSd4819
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc Warburton H 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Formerly T21
Country England
Locality Sandown Isle of Wight
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Greensand Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Albian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Aptian Age (Cretaceous Period) (100.5 – 126.3 Ma B.P.)


Forbes E. 1845. QJGS p.243 II fig 8

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