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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM82551 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Orthida

Fossil Name Dicoelosia alticavata (Whittard & Barker)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Dicoelosia alticavata (Whittard & Barker)

Bilobites alticavatus Whittard & Barker

Registration No. GSM82551
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Whittard, Prof. W F 1950
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Hughley Brook, 70 yards SW of Hughley Bridge, Shropshire.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llandovery Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Llandovery Epoch (Silurian Period) (428.2 – 443.7 Ma B.P.)


Baarli B G 1988 Palaeontology Vol 31 (4) p.1120

Whittard & Barker 1950 Ann Mag Nat Hist Ser 12 3 p.577 Pl. 8, figs. 16-17

Wright A D 1968 Arkiv for Zoologi Band 20 nr 14 p.311-312 Pl. 2, figs. 11-15

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