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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, University of Cambridge
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) (449 – 458.4 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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