GB3D Type Fossils

 Home   The project   Search  About fossils Contributors Downloads Links Contact us

Fossil specimen : SM A 4820 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Pentamerida

Fossil Name Kirkidium knightii (Sowerby J.), 1813
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Kirkidium knightii (Sowerby J.), 1813 – See Cocks, L.R.M. (1978)

Conchidium knightii var. elongatum (McCoy) – See Lamont (1965): Lectotype

Conchidium knightii (Sowerby J.) – See Alexander, F.E.S. (1948)

Pentamerus knighti var. elongatus McCoy – See Woods, H. (1891)

Pentamerus knightii var. elongatus McCoy – See Salter (1873)

Pentamerus knighti var. elongatus McCoy – See McCoy (1852a): Syntype

Registration No. A 4820
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Woolhope, Herefordshire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Aymestry Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ludlow Epoch (Silurian Period) (423.6 – 427.4 Ma B.P.)


Alexander, F.E.S. 1948. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. ciii for 1947 p.150

Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.143

Lamont 1965. Scottish Journal of Science vol. 1 p.22

McCoy 1852 a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.209

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge p.167

Woods, H. 1891. Catalogue of the Type Fossils in the Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge. Henry Woods with preface by T. McKenny Hughes CUP. 180+xiv SPL: II. 16 p.58

Available Images

High resolution photographs


3236 KB


4636 KB

Steroscopic photographs


5341 KB

View these images in your web browser using our JPEG2000 viewer. Zoom in and out and pan around in high resolution. Requires JavaScript to be enabled.

Download these images as high resolution JPEG2000 files. You may need to use image-editing software to view these files.

3D Scans

1: /CAMSM/CAMSM_A.4820_01.obj

Download as zipped Wavefront .obj file (ZIP 21884 KB)

View 3D file in browser

2: /CAMSM/CAMSM_A.4820_01

Download as zipped Polygon File Format .ply file (ZIP 12883 KB)

3D Browser Viewer requires a web browser able to display HTML5 canvases. Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari support this. Note that Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions do not support this functionality.

Download 3D scans as either PLY or OBJ files. Please see our list of 3D software downloads if you do not have software to open these files.

click image or here to close