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Fossil specimen : BGS RM2029 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Naiadites melvillei Trueman & Weir
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Naiadites melvillei Trueman & Weir

Naiadites cf triangularis (Sowerby J de C)

Registration No. RM2029
Collector survey 1943
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments Below Knowles and above billy Coal top band of three nodule beds
Country England
Locality Chatterley Whitfield,Staffs
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone upper similis pulchra
Geological Age

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

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Melville RV 1946 Ann & Mag Nat Hist Ser II XIII p.331 7g

Trueman & Weir 1955 Mon Palaeont Soc Brit Carb Non Marine Lamellibranchs VIII p.216-242

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