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Fossil specimen : SM A 56151 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Spiriferida

Fossil Name Howellella subinsignis (Reed), 1927
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Howellella subinsignis (Reed), 1927: Lectotype

Spirifer subinsignis Reed: Holotype

Registration No. A 56151
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Gardiner
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Dormington (quarries), Dormington Wood, Woolhope Inlier, Herefordshire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Wenlock Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Wenlock Epoch (Silurian Period) (427.4 – 433.4 Ma B.P.)


Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs (2): p.163

Reed, F.R.C. 1927. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. lxxxiii (1): p.534 text-figs. 1-5

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