Mollusc (non-marine): Records of Fossil Molluscs for Great Britain
The records in this dataset are the records of fossil molluscs recorded through the Conchological Society's non-marine census which has been run since 1876. The dataset includes digital records of fossil molluscs for Great Britain held by the Society. All the survey data were collected by members of the Conchological Society and additional data are still being collected.
The dataset covers Great Britain. The sampling is biased towards England with a lower level of sampling in Scotland.
To maintain a repository of fossil mollusc records. The dataset is not definitive but are useful when considering the molluscan fauna of Great Britain over longer time scales.
Initial validation of the records was carried out by automatically checking that the grid reference occurred within the recorded Vice County stated. The distribution maps of the data were visually checked by Adrian Norris prior to publication.
The dataset is composed of adhoc records provided by Society members.
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