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Ammonites Murchisonae, 1827

 Ammonites Murchisonae SOWERBY   Holotype of Ammonites Murchisonae, from James Sowerby’s & James De Carle Sowerby’s ‘Mineral Conchology’, vol 6 (1827), plate 550.

Charlotte Murchison not only had her own distinct fossil cabinet but was an active fossil hunter. This specimen was found by Charlotte who “[broke it] out of a calcareous nodule composed of compacted Ammonites and other fossils, at the base of a cliff of micaceous sandstone east of Holme, near Portree, Isle of Skye.” De Carle Sowerby named it after Charlotte as a tribute to the “ardour with which she had pursued the study of Fossil Conchology”.