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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM48637 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthraconaia oblonga (Wright)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Anthraconaia oblonga (Wright)

Registration No. GSM48637
Collector Survey 1927
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Coal Measures 40ft below Major Mine - Lower Similis-Pulchra zone (Pulchra zone WBW). 1" = 85.
Country England
Locality Moston Colliery - Manchester - 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 ]


Mem Geol Surv 1 85 Manchester p.146 56B

Wright WB 1929 Summ Prog for 1928 Pt II p.48 pli.,fig2

Wright WB Summ of Prog for 1936 Pt II p.23

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