GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : SM A 4820 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Pentamerida

Fossil Name Kirkidium knightii (Sowerby J.), 1813
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Kirkidium knightii (Sowerby J.), 1813 – See Cocks, L.R.M. (1978)

Conchidium knightii var. elongatum (McCoy) – See Lamont (1965): Lectotype

Conchidium knightii (Sowerby J.) – See Alexander, F.E.S. (1948)

Pentamerus knighti var. elongatus McCoy – See Woods, H. (1891)

Pentamerus knightii var. elongatus McCoy – See Salter (1873)

Pentamerus knighti var. elongatus McCoy – See McCoy (1852a): Syntype

Registration No. A 4820
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Woolhope, Herefordshire, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Aymestry Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ludlow Epoch (Silurian Period) (423.6 – 427.4 Ma B.P.)


Alexander, F.E.S. 1948. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. ciii for 1947 p.150

Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.143

Lamont 1965. Scottish Journal of Science vol. 1 p.22

McCoy 1852 a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.209

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge p.167

Woods, H. 1891. Catalogue of the Type Fossils in the Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge. Henry Woods with preface by T. McKenny Hughes CUP. 180+xiv SPL: II. 16 p.58

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