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Fossil specimen : OUM C.09168a, b – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Strophomenata

      Order Strophomenida

Fossil Name Leptaena contermina Cocks, 1968
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Leptaena contermina Cocks, 1968 – See Cocks (1968): Holotype

Registration No. C.09168a, b
Collector Cocks, L.R.M.
Donor or Associated Person Cocks, L.R.M. 1965
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Comments Part & counterpart
Country England
Locality Hope Quarry, Chirbury, by the side of the A.488, 390 yards SSE of Hope Farm, 4 km SW of Minsterley, Shropshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Venusbank Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Aeronian Age (Silurian Period) (436 – 439 Ma B.P.)


COCKS, L.R.M. 1968. Some strophomenacean brachiopods from the British lower Silurian. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geology), 15 (6), 283-324. p. 307; (C.9168a) pl. 6, fig. 8, (latex cast of C.9168a) pl. 6, fig.11

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