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Fossil specimen : SM A 41198 - A 41200 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Orthida

Fossil Name Orthis hirnantensis McCoy
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Orthis hirnantensis McCoy

Orthis hirnantensis McCoy: Paratype

Orthis hirnantensis McCoy

Registration No. A 41198 - A 41200
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Country Wales
Locality Aber Hirnant, Bala, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Hirnant Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Hirnantian Age (Ordovician Period) (443.7 – 445.6 Ma B.P.)


McCoy 1851 c. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. viii (1): p.395

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 (3): pp.219, 351

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology (2): p.217

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (4): p.81 b/382

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