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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM38679 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class -

      Order -

Fossil Name Orbirhynchia reedensis (Etheridge)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orbirhynchia reedensis (Etheridge)

Registration No. GSM38679
Collector survey (Allen) 1876
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality N of Barkway Church Herts
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Chalk Group
Biozone Holaster planus
Geological Age

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


Etheridge. 1881. Mem Geol Surv Geology of Cambridge III fig 12

Pettitt. 1954. Chalk Rhyncs Palaeont Soc p.47 III fig 11a b c

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