GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : BGS GSM47839 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Witchellia rubra (Buckman, SS.)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Witchellia rubra (Buckman, SS.) – See Buckman, SS (1926): Holotype

Registration No. GSM47839
Collector Buckman Collection.
Donor or Associated Person Buckman, SS. 1902
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Note: this is one of the smaller specimens in this tray of mostly large ones.
Country England
Locality Frogden Quarry - Oborne - Somerset.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Inferior Oolite Group
Biozone laeviuscula
Geological Age

Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) – Aalenian Age (Jurassic Period) (164.7 – 175.6 Ma B.P.)


Buckman, SS. 1926. Type Ammonites plDCXLII (642)

Morton, N. 1975. Palaeontology p.60-61

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