GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : NMW 77.12G.86 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Virgatopavlovia fittoni Cope, 1978
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Virgatopavlovia fittoni Cope, 1978 – See Cope (1978): Holotype

Registration No. 77.12G.86
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Cope, J.C.W.
Held By Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Logo Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales
Comments Upper Kimmeridgian
Country England
Locality Pier Bottom, Chapman's Pool, Worth Matravers, Dorset
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit 7.5m below base of Hounstout Clay, Kimmeridge Clay Formation
Biozone fittoni
Geological Age

Kimmeridgian Age (Jurassic Period) (152.1 – 157.3 Ma B.P.)


Cope, J C W. 1978. The ammonite faunas and stratigraphy of the upper part of the Upper Kimmeridge Clay of Dorset. Palaeontology, Vol. 21, 469-533. p.517, pl.54, fig. 2

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