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Fossil specimen : BGS Zm1953 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Cheloniceras (Epicheloniceras) gracile Casey
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Cheloniceras (Epicheloniceras) gracile Casey

Registration No. Zm1953
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Casey R 1954
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Group IX (Fitton's Bed 35a )
Country England
Locality Chale Bay Isle of Wight
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Greensand Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Albian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Aptian Age (Cretaceous Period) (100.5 – 126.3 Ma B.P.)


Casey. 1961. Palaeontology p.596 81 fig 1

Casey. 1962. Mon Pal Soc p.250-251 XXXVIII fig 2a b

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