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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM92644 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Orbirhynchia orbignyi Pettitt
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orbirhynchia orbignyi Pettitt

Registration No. GSM92644
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Pettitt Dr 1953
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Reigate Surrey
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone I. labiatus
Geological Age

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


Pettitt. 1954. Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk Palaeont Soc p.45 3 fig 3 13

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