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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM51555 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Orthida

Fossil Name Salopina lunata (Sowerby J de C)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Salopina lunata (Sowerby J de C)

Orthis lunata Sowerby J de C

Registration No. GSM51555
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Geol. Soc. 1911
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Oaker quarry, South of Ludlow (near Beecher), Salop.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Ludlow Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ludlow Epoch (Silurian Period) (423.6 – 427.4 Ma B.P.)


Sowerby in Murchison Silurian System Pl. 5, fig. 15

Walmsley 1965 Palaeontology vol 8 pt 3 p.461 Pl. 65, figs. 28-29

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