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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.7757 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Acompsoceras saithense (Gueranger)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Acompsoceras saithense (Gueranger)

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.7757
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc Sharpe Collection 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Ventnor,Isle of Wight
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Maastrichtian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Cenomanian Age (Cretaceous Period) (66 – 100.5 Ma B.P.)


Kennedy WJ. 1960. Proc Geol Ass p.527

Kennedy WJ. 1971. Special paper Palaeontology no 8 Cenomanian Ammonites from S England p.67-68 26 fig fig 3

Sharpe D. 1857. Mon Pal Soc Chalk Mollusca p.23 XIX fig 1a b c

Spath. 1925. Ann Trans Mus Pretoria p.197

Wright. 1951. Mon Pal Soc British Chalk Cephalopoda p.24

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