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Fossil specimen : SM A 16557 –

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Spiriferida

Fossil Name Howellella elegans (Muir-Wood), 1925
Type Status
Name History

Howellella elegans (Muir-Wood), 1925

Spirifer (Delthyris) elegans var. sparsiplicata Reed

Registration No. A 16557
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Gardiner, Charles Irving (1868-1940)
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Woolhope Inlier, Fownhope Church, Herefordshire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Ludlow Shale
Biozone Monograptus scanicus
Geological Age

Gorstian Age (Silurian Period) (425.6 – 427.4 Ma B.P.)


Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs (3): p.162

Gardiner 1927. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. lxxxiii (2): p.524

Reed, F.R.C. 1927. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. lxxxiii (1): p.532

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