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Fossil specimen : SM A 29744 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Rhactorthis melmerbiensis (Reed), 1910
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Rhactorthis melmerbiensis (Reed), 1910

Orthis melmerbiensis Reed: Paratype

Registration No. A 29744
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Turnbull, V.M.
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Comments part and counterpart : (parts a-b)
Country England
Locality Alston (road cutting), Melmerby, Cumberland, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Dufton Shale (horizon 1)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Caradoc Series (Ordovician Period) (451 – 460.9 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Late Ordovician Epoch ]


Reed, F.R.C. 1910 a. Geological Magazine n.s. dec. v, vol vii (1): pp.212, 296

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