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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM48647 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthracosia acutella (Wright)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Anthracosia acutella (Wright)

Carbonicola acutella (Wright)

Registration No. GSM48647
Collector survey 1927
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Formerly He 2993Ashclough Coal Horizon
Country England
Locality River Irwell - Little Lever - Bolton - Lancs.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone Lower similis pulchra
Geological Age

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

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Mem Geol Surv 1 85 Manchester II p.146 fig56E

Trueman & Weir 1951 Mon Carb Non Marine Lamellibranch Pal Soc CV II pl.XVIII,fig25

Wright WB 1929 Summer Prog for 1928 II pl.I,fig.10

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