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Fossil specimen : SM C 9967 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order Unionoida

Fossil Name Unio brightoni Woodward
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Unio brightoni Woodward: Holotype



Registration No. C 9967
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Keeping, Henry (1827-1924)
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Corfe Castle (2 1/2 miles W.), Creechbarrow Hill, Purbeck Isle, Dorset, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Bembridge Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Rupelian Age (Palaeogene Period) – Priabonian Age (Palaeogene Period) (28.1 – 37.8 Ma B.P.)


Arkell, W.J. 1947 a. Geology of the country around Weymouth, Swanage, Corfe & Lulworth. Explanation of map sheets 341,342,343, with small portions of sheets 327,328,329 Memoirs of the Geological Survey of England and Wales (3): p.240

Keeping 1910. Geological Magazine n.s. dec. v, vol. vi (1): pp.436-439

Woodward, F.R. 1965. Journal of Conchology vol. xxv (4): p.319 pl.22 fig.2

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