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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM92640 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Orbirhynchia praedispansa Pettitt
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orbirhynchia praedispansa Pettitt

Registration No. GSM92640
Collector suvbey Chatwin CP ) 1922
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality ESE of Fairseat Kent
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone cuvieri
Geological Age

Maastrichtian Age (Cretaceous Period) – Cenomanian Age (Cretaceous Period) (66 – 100.5 Ma B.P.)


Pettitt. 1954. Chalk Rhynchonellidae Mon Pal Soc p.39 III figs 16 a b c

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