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Fossil specimen : SM E 4291 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Chordata

    Class Chondrichthyes

      Order Petalodontiformes

Fossil Name Petalodus acuminatus (Agassiz)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Petalodus acuminatus (Agassiz)

Petalodus rhombus McCoy: Holotype

Registration No. E 4291
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Hopkins, W.
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Derbyshire
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.)


McCoy 1848 a. Annals and Magazine of Natural History n. ser. (2) ii (1): p.125

McCoy 1854 a. Contributions to British Palaeontology (1): p.20

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 (2): p.635 pl. iii g figs.4, c

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 (3): p.164

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