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Fossil specimen : SM A 36982 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Orthonota decipiens (McCoy)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orthonota decipiens (McCoy)

Orthonotus decipiens (McCoy)

Sanguinolites decipiens McCoy: Holotype

Registration No. A 36982
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 England
Locality Benson Knot (Benson Knott, Salter 1873), Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Kirkby Moor Flags
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Pridoli Epoch (Silurian Period) – Ludfordian Age (Silurian Period) (416 – 421.3 Ma B.P.)


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 (1): p.277 pl. ii fig.24

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (2): p.183, b.69

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 (3): p.83

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