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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.2288 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Parahoplites simmsi (Forbes)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Parahoplites simmsi (Forbes)

Hypacanthoplites simmsi (Forbes)

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.2288
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Hythe Kent
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Greensand Group
Biozone subnodosocostatum
Geological Age

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


Casey R. 1965. Mon Pal Soc Ammonoidea of the Lower Greensand p.452 LXXV fig 3 169c

Forbes. 1845. QJGS p.353

Spath LF. 1930. Ann Mag Nat Hist p.440 XIV figs 1a b

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