Earth Collections: type, figured and cited database

The fossil types database contains details of all type, figured, and cited fossils in the Museum's geological collections. At present the database contains approximately 13,000 records, but this number is steadily increasing as new papers are published and other specimens become type, figured, or cited.

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Aphanoptyxis ardleyensis; fossil gastropod

Species Name


Taxonomic Group





Type of Specimen

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