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Fossil specimen : BGS He3990 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthracosphaerium boltoni Wright
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Anthracosphaerium boltoni Wright

Carbonicola boltoni Wright

Registration No. He3990
Collector Survey 1928
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Coal Measures above Cannel or King Mine. Communis [Ovalis] zone.
Country England
Locality Peelwood Colliery - Tyldesley - Lancs.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Westphalian Stage (Carboniferous Period) (308 – 319 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Trueman & Weir 1955 Palaeont Soc Mon Brit Carb N-marine Lamell VIII p.205 pl27.,figs10-12

Wright WB 1929 Summ Prog for 1928 II p.37

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