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      Image Taxonomy Stratigraphy Time Scale Location Statistics
      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Chordata
      Class: Actinopterygia
      Order: Semionotiformes
      Family: Callipurbeckiidae
      Genus: Macrosemimimus
      Species: M. cf. fegerti
      Painten Formation
      Ulmense Subzone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Late
      Age: Tithonian
      Rygol Quarry
      Painten
      Bavaria
      Germany
      Catalog #: TFF-oilshale-Ch1613
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      Ammonite

      Kingdom: Animalia
      Phylum: Mollusca
      Class: Cephalopoda
      Order: Ammonitida
      Family: Perisphinctidae
      Genus: Procerites (Procerites)
      Species: Procerites hodsoni
      Variansmergel Formation
      retrocostatum Zone
      Eon: Phanerozoic
      Era: Mesozoic
      Period: Jurassic
      Epoch: Middle
      Age: Bathonian (late)
      Eichberg
      Wutachtal
      Baden-Wurttemberg
      Germany
      Catalog #: A562
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