GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : SM A 33802 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Brachiopoda

    Class Rhynchonellata

      Order Orthida

Fossil Name Plectorthis scotica (McCoy), 1851
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Plectorthis scotica (McCoy), 1851 – See Cocks, L.R.M. (1978): Lectotype

Orthis (Hebertella) scotica (McCoy) – See Reed, F.R.C. (1917c)

Orthis calligramma var. scotica (McCoy) – See Woods, H. (1891)

Orthisina scotica McCoy – See Salter (1873)

Orthis calligramma var. scotica (McCoy) – See Davidson (1869c)

Orthisina scotica McCoy – See McCoy: Holotype

Orthisina scotica McCoy – See McCoy (1851c)

Registration No. A 33802
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 Craighead (Craig Head Quarry, Davidson 1869), Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Stinchar Limestone Group
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 pp.172-176

Cocks, L.R.M. 1978. A review of British Lower Palaeozoic Brachiopods, including a synoptic revision of Davidson's monograph Palaeontographical Society Monographs pp.53,194

Davidson 1869 c. British fossil Brachiopoda Palaeontographical Society Monographs iii part vi p.240 pl. xxxv figs.20, a-b (after mccoy's figs)

McCoy 1851 c. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. viii p.400

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology p.222

McCoy a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils p.232 pl. ih figs.2929 a-b

Reed, F.R.C. 1917 c. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences vol. li part iv p.844 pl. viii figs.19, 19 a

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge p.61, a 143

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.56

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