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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM48497 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Gibbithyris gibba Sahni
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Gibbithyris gibba Sahni

Registration No. GSM48497
Collector Rhodes 1895
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Loc 12 Cliff on East side of Cuckmere Haven Sussex
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone Micraster coranguinum
Geological Age

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


Sahni. 1925. Ann Mag Nat Hist 23 fig 44a

Sahni. 1929. Mon Pal Soc Chalk Terebratulidae p.30 pl II figs 33 34 35

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