GB3D Type Fossils

Fossil specimen : SM E 1100 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Allorisma variabilis (McCoy)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Allorisma variabilis (McCoy) – See Hind (1900): Holotype

Sanguinolites variabilis McCoy – See McCoy (1855a): Syntype

Sanguinolites variabilis McCoy – See McCoy (1854a)

Sanguinolites variabilis McCoy – See McCoy (1851b)

Registration No. E 1100
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 Lowick, Northumberland, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Carboniferous Limestone
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Visean Stage (Carboniferous Period) – Tournaisian Stage (Carboniferous Period) (329 – 358.9 Ma B.P.)


Hind 1900. A monograph of the British Carboniferous Lamellibranchiata Palaeontographical Society Monographs vol. i p.424 pl. xliv fig.2

McCoy 1851 b. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (2) vol. vii p.174

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology p.206

McCoy 1855 a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils Geol. Mus. Cambridge p.508 pl. iii f, figs.6, a

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.91

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