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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM83935 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Orbirhynchia heberti Pettitt
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orbirhynchia heberti Pettitt

Registration No. GSM83935
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Brydone Collection 1943
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Hayden Barn Cutting
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone Terebratulina gracilis
Geological Age

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


Pettitt. 1954. Rhynchonellidae of the British Chalk Palaeont Soc p.46 III fig 4

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