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Fossil specimen : BGS He3997 – Paratype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthracosphaerium aff beltoni Wright
Type Status Paratype
Name History

Anthracosphaerium aff beltoni Wright

Carbonicola beltoni Wright

Carbonicola beltoni Wright

Registration No. He3997
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) (307 – 313 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Trueman & Weir 1955 Palaeont Soc Mon Brit Carb N-marine Lamell VIII p.205 plxxvii.,fig14-16

Wright WB 1929 Summ Prog for 1928 II p.37

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