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Fossil specimen : SM A 41215 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Orthida

Fossil Name Hirnantia sagittifera (McCoy), 1851
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Hirnantia sagittifera (McCoy), 1851

Orthis sagittifera McCoy

Orthis sagittifera McCoy

Orthis sagittifera McCoy

Orthis sagittifera McCoy: Syntype

Orthis sagittifera McCoy

Registration No. A 41215
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 Bala Bed ((Hirnant Limestone))
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ashgill Series (Ordovician Period) (443.7 – 451 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Late Ordovician Epoch ]


Davidson 1896. British fossil Brachiopoda Palaeontographical Society Monographs iii part vii (3): p.260 pl. xxxvi figs.18, 18 a (copies of mccoy's figs)

McCoy 1851 c. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. viii (1): p.398

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.227, 351 pl.1 h figs.15, 15 a (a.41, 215b)

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology (1): p.220

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (4): p.81 a/180

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 (5): p.57

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