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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM37189 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Hyphoplites falcatus aurora Wright CW & EV
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Hyphoplites falcatus aurora Wright CW & EV

Registration No. GSM37189
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol Soc Sharpe Collection 1910 – 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments [lower falcatus ]Chloritic Marl
Country England
Locality Ventnor,Isle of Wight
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone varians
Geological Age

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


Wright CW & EV. 1949. QJGS p.485 XXIX fig 9

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