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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM52013 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Rhynchonellida

Fossil Name Sulcirhynchia hythensis Owen
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Sulcirhynchia hythensis Owen

Terebratula elegans Sowerby J de C

Registration No. GSM52013
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Hills 1858
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Hythe Beds The fitton numbrers on this specimen prove that these were the specimens used by Sowerby 1836 see MS drawings and Fitton Catalogue AAM 1978
Country England
Locality Lympne Kent
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Greensand Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Albian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Aptian Age (Cretaceous Period) (100.5 – 126.3 Ma B.P.)


Sowerby J de C. 1836. in Fitton Trans Geol Soc Lond XIV fig 11

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