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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM28642 –

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Furcirhynchia melvillei Ager
Type Status
Name History

Furcirhynchia melvillei Ager

Rhynchonella furcillata

Registration No. GSM28642
Collector survey 1848
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Marlstone Rock Bed
Country England
Locality Between Bothenhampton and Shipton Gorge,Dorset
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Middle Lias (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Toarcian Age (Jurassic Period) – Pliensbachian Age (Jurassic Period) (174.1 – 190.8 Ma B.P.)


Ager 1958 Lias Rhyncs Palaeont Soc p.42 pl VII figs 3a,b 4a,c 2a-c

Davidson 1878 British Fossil Brach (Palaeont Soc) Suppl VI pl XXVII,fig 2,2a

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