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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM53002A – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Carbonicola fallax Wright
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Carbonicola fallax Wright

Registration No. GSM53002A
Collector Survey 1931
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Coal Measures between Bassy and Lower Mountain Mines, Lenisulcata aone.
Country England
Locality River Darwen - South bank - Feniscowles - Lancs.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Westphalian Stage (Carboniferous Period) (307 – 313 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Eager 1947 Phill Trans Roy Soc Serial B No 593 pl1 fig1 pl1.,fig1

Eager 1952 Liv & Manch GEol Journ Vol 1 fig 8u fig8u

Eager Proc Roy Soc Edin SEction B Vol LXIII 1948 part II (No 8) fig 7c p142 p.142 7c

Trueman & Weir 1947 Mon Pal Soc plxii fig12 plxii.,fig12 fig2a,b

Wright WB 1934 Summ Prog for 1933 II (No 2) fig2a,b

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1: bracket, two specimens on one slab (GSM 53004A and GSM 53004B) /BGS/GSM_53002B

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