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Fossil specimen : OUM C.12062a, b – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Strophomenata

      Order Strophomenida

Fossil Name Leptaena purpurea Cocks, 1968
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Leptaena purpurea Cocks, 1968 – See Cocks (1968): Paratype

Registration No. C.12062a, b
Collector Whittard, W.F. and 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 Bluff on north bank of River Onny, 730 yards WSW of Wistanstow Church, Shropshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Purple Shales Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Telychian Age (Silurian Period) (428.2 – 436 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. 314; (C.12062a) pl. 12, fig. 4

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