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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.7756 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Acanthoceras rhotomagense var sussexiense (Mantell)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Acanthoceras rhotomagense var sussexiense (Mantell)

Metacanthoplites rotomagensis Brongniart

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.7756
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 Bonchurch 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 & Hancock J. 1970. Palaeontology p.474-476 3 4

Sharpe D. 1854. Mon Pal Soc Fossil mollusca of the Chalk part 1 Cephalopoda p.33 XVI fig I

Spath LF. 1926. Geol Mag p.82 37

Wright. 1951. Mon Pal Soc British Chalk Cephalopoda p.36

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