GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : SM A 33763 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Rhynchonellida

Fossil Name Orthorhynchuloides nasutus (McCoy), 1851
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Orthorhynchuloides nasutus (McCoy), 1851 – See Cocks, L.R.M. (1978)

Orthorhynchuloides nasuta (McCoy) – See Williams (1962)

Protorhyncha nasuta (McCoy) – See Reed, F.R.C. (1917c)

Rhynchonella nasuta (McCoy) – See Woods, H. (1891)

Rhynchonella nasuta (McCoy) – See Salter (1873)

Rhynchonella nasuta (McCoy) – See Davidson (1869d)

Hemithyris nasuta McCoy – See McCoy (1852a): Holotype

Hemithyris nasuta McCoy – See McCoy (1851c)

Registration No. A 33763
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 Scotland
Locality Craig Head, Craighead, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Stinchar Limestone Group (McCoy's type)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Caradoc Series (Ordovician Period) – Abereiddian Stage (Ordovician Period) (449 – 465.5 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Late Ordovician Epoch – Darriwilian Age ]


Anderson, F.W. & Pringle 1946. Geological Magazine vol. lxxxiii (1): pp.172-176 for discussion of horizon

Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs pp.147,186

Davidson 1869 d. British fossil Brachiopoda Palaeontographical Society Monographs iii part vii p.173 pl. xxiii figs.19, 19 a-b

McCoy 1851 c. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. viii p.393

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.203 pl. il figs.5, 5 a

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology p.215

Reed, F.R.C. 1917 c. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences vol. li part iv p.937 pl. xxiii figs.20, 20 a-c

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge p.56, a 156

Williams 1962. Memoirs Geological Society of London no. 3 p.241 pl.xxv figs.1,2,3,5

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.60

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