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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM7018 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Pterinopecten (Pterinopecten?) alternatus (Phillips)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Pterinopecten (Pterinopecten?) alternatus (Phillips)

Aviculopecten alternatus Phill

Pterinopecten halli Whid

Registration No. GSM7018
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Petherwin,Cornwall
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Upper Devonian Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Late Devonian Epoch (Devonian Period) (359.2 – 385.3 Ma B.P.)


Amber 1995 Geol et Palaeontol 29 pl.10,fig.6

Phillips 1841 Pal Foss p.47 pl.21,fig.78

Whidborne 1896 Pal Soc Mon pl.25,fig.4

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