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Fossil specimen : OUM C.13141a, 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.13141a, 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 SW bank of Heath Brook, 500 yards ENE of the Plough Inn, Wall-under-Heywood, 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

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