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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM92639 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Orbirhynchia extensa Pettitt
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orbirhynchia extensa Pettitt

Registration No. GSM92639
Collector survey (Rhodes) 1894
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Branscombe Coastguard Station Devon
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone Inoceramus labiatus
Geological Age

Maastrichtian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Cenomanian Age (Cretaceous Period) (65.5 – 99.6 Ma B.P.)


Pettitt. 1954. Chalk Rhynchonellidae Mon Pal Soc p.43 III fug 19a b c

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