GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8650 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Cephalopoda

      Order Ammonitida

Fossil Name Macrocephalites (Kamptokephalites) herveyi (Sowerby, J.)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Macrocephalites (Kamptokephalites) herveyi (Sowerby, J.) – See Blake (1905): Holotype

Registration No. GSM8650
Collector Porter Collection. 1869
Donor or Associated Person Porter, D. 1869
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Upper Cornbrash - Macrocephalus Zone. Note: there is also a yellow label stating 2 casts were made on 14.11.1972 but gives no indication as to their whereabouts now!
Country England
Locality near Peterborough. [1" maps border 158 & 172]
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Cornbrash Formation
Biozone Macrocephalus
Geological Age

Callovian Age (Jurassic Period) – Bathonian Age (Jurassic Period) (161.2 – 167.7 Ma B.P.)


Arkell, WJ. 1957. Treatise Mollusca p.294 352,3

Basse & Perrodon. 1951. Mem Soc Geol France. NS.30 Mem 65 p.37

Blake. 1905. Cornbrash Fauna p.46 pl3.,fig7;pl4.,fig2

Buckman, SS. 1922. Type Ammonites plCCCXLVII

Calloman. 1955. No Title given p.241

Cox & Arkell. 1950. Survey of Great Oolite Mollusca p.93

Jeannet. 1954. Eclogae Geologicae Helvetiae p.256-258

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