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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM96964 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Nuculoida

Fossil Name Nucula headonensis Morris
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Nucula headonensis Morris

Registration No. GSM96964
Collector Gibbs R 1852 – 1856
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Colwell Bay Isle of Wight
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Headon Beds And Osborne Beds (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Bartonian Age (Palaeogene Period) (37.8 – 41.2 Ma B.P.)


Morris in Forbes. 1856. Tertiary Fluvio-Marine Formation of the Isle of Wight Mem Geol Surv p.156 VI fig 12

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