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Fossil specimen : BGS Geol.Soc.Coll.6899 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Dolerorthis plicatus (Sowerby)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Dolerorthis plicatus (Sowerby)

Spirifer? plicatus

Hesperorthis plicatus

Registration No. Geol.Soc.Coll.6899
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol.Soc. Ex Sir Murchison 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Goleugoed,S. of Llandovery
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llandovery Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Llandovery Epoch (Silurian Period) (433.4 – 443.8 Ma B.P.)


Murchison,Sil.Syst.1839,as Spirifer ? plicatus pl.XXI,fig.6


Whittard & Barker Ann Mag Nat Hist Ser 12 vol III 1950 pg 564

Williams A Quart Jour Geol Soc vol CVII pt 1 1951 pg 89

Williams A Quart Journ Geol Soc vol CVII pt 1 1951 pg 89

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