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Fossil specimen : BGS GSE5168 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthracosia caledonica Trueman & Weir
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Anthracosia caledonica Trueman & Weir

Registration No. GSE5168
Collector No name given.
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Coal Measurses between Diamond and Sillyhole Coals - Similis-pulchra Zone.
Country Scotland
Locality Benbain House - Ayrshire.
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Westphalian Stage (Carboniferous Period) (308 – 319 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Weir J & Leitch D 1936 Trans Roy Soc Edin Vol 58 p.728 12i

Weir J & Leitch D 1951 Trans Roy Soc Edin Vol CV Part V p.139 22c

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