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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.7763 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Mantelliceras saxbii (Sharpe)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Mantelliceras saxbii (Sharpe)

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.7763
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 & Hancock J. 1971. Palaeontology p.438 80 fig 3a b c d

Kennedy WJ. 1969. Proc Geol Ass p.546 15 fig 6a b c

Sharpe D. 1857. Mon Pal Soc Chalk Mollusca p.45 XX fig 3

Wright. 1951. Mon Pal Soc British Chalk Cephalopoda p.25

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