Birthday bag !

Joined
Apr 8, 2004
Messages
602
hi Big Kev & Philpot, thanks for the gen. Sorry my attendance is a bit sporadic :oops: but busy plundering the French fossil record amongst other things.

Have you any idea why my Geological guide (Jean Gabilly) to this area places Oppelia aspidoides in the Bathonian ? This pans out as it was found, albeit on the foreshore & possibly out of sequence, with the Oxycerites orbis & do you have a piccy of the girly of the species ?

Hi Jamie & goodluck with your excavation of Peterborough !:cool2:

Keef
 

Architeuthoceras

Architeuthis
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
2,448
7 mill includes Bajocian and Bathonian (from the 2004 Time Scale), I'm afraid the dates are different than yours Phil :hmm:
 

Attachments

  • conv_288872.jpg
    conv_288872.jpg
    111 KB · Views: 72

Phil

TONMO Supporter
Supporter
Joined
Nov 19, 2002
Messages
3,033
Architeuthoceras said:
7 mill includes Bajocian and Bathonian (from the 2004 Time Scale), I'm afraid the dates are different than yours Phil :hmm:

Oh, I can't really explain that Kevin. I lifted those dates directly from the entry on Oppelia from the CD-Rom Paleobase 2, I can only assume that the entry must be wrong. I didn't think to try and check it as I just assumed that the entry was right.

This ammonite is definitely known from the English Bathonian as I found a paper relating to it:

Arkell, W.J., 1951, Monograph on the English Bathonian Ammonites: Palaeontographical Societ Monograph, v.105, p.47-72.

Paleobase also lists it as a boreal ammonite and shows a photo of an example of Oppelia subradiatus taken from the Sauzei Zone, Middle Jurassic (Bajorcian) from Somerset in England.

I've no idea if that helps or not. Dunno, as they say. :sad:
 

Latest Posts


Top