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Fossil specimen : SM A 37739 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Trigoniida

Fossil Name Dolabra obtusa McCoy
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Dolabra obtusa McCoy

Palaearca (Dolabra) obtusa (McCoy)

Dolabra obtusa McCoy: Holotype

Dolabra obtusa McCoy

Registration No. A 37739
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 Wales
Locality Storm Hill, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Upper Ludlow Tilestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Pridoli Epoch (Silurian Period) (419.2 – 423.6 Ma B.P.)


McCoy 1851 b. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. vii (1): p.53

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 (2): pp.270, 372 pl.1 k fig.30

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology (1): p.188

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (3): p.191, b.158

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 (4): p.76

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