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Fossil specimen : SM J 6188 – Undifferentiated Type

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Spiriferida

Fossil Name Spirifer rostratus (Schlotheim)
Type Status Undifferentiated Type
Name History

Spirifer rostratus (Schlotheim) – See Buckman, S.S. (1899b)

Spirifer rostratus (Schlotheim) – See Davidson (1851)

Spirifer punctatus Sedgwick – See Murchison, R.I. (1845): Undifferentiated Type

Registration No. J 6188
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Battledown Hill (foot), Hewletts Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Yellow Lias
Biozone Ibex Hemera?
Geological Age

Pliensbachian Age (Jurassic Period) – Hettangian Age (Jurassic Period) (182.7 – 201.3 Ma B.P.)


Buckman, S.S. 1899 b. Proceedings of the Cotteswold Naturalists' Field Club vol. xiii p.136

Davidson 1851. British fossil Brachiopoda Palaeontographical Society Monographs vol. i part iii p.20 pl. ii fig.2

Murchison, R.I. 1845. Outline of the geology of the neighbourhood of Cheltenham new edition pp.86, 100 pl. x fig.7 this specimen is described on p.100 under the heading (on p.93) 'new species'

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