The Callovian is a stage on the geologic time scale occurring 164.7 ± 4.0 Ma to 161.2 ± 4.0 Ma (million years ago).It is the last stage of the Middle Jurassic.

The stage takes its name from an old spelling of Kellaways Bridge, 3 km north-east of Chippenham in Wiltshire in England.


During the Callovian, Europe was an island chain.

Vertebrate Fauna



Invertebrate Fauna


Members of the order ammonitda are known as Ammonitic ammonites. They are distinguished primarily by their suture lines. In ammonitic suture patterns, the lobes and saddles are much subdivided (fluted) and subdivisions are usually rounded instead of saw-toothed. Ammonoids of this type are the most important species from a biostratigraphical point of view. This suture type is characteristic of Jurassic and Cretaceous ammonoids but extends back all the way to the Permian.


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