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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM82515 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Hesperorthis onniensis Whittard & Barker
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Hesperorthis onniensis Whittard & Barker

Registration No. GSM82515
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Whittard, Prof. W F 1950
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments With latex impression.
Country England
Locality Onny river section, Shropshire.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llandovery Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Llandovery Epoch (Silurian Period) (433.4 – 443.8 Ma B.P.)


Whittard & Barker 1950 Ann Mag Nat Hist Ser 12 3 p.564 Pl. VII, figs. 8-9

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