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Hallirhoa costata Lamouroux

Description

Lower Cretaceous, Upper Greensand
Warminster
Wiltshire
England
M2387
Description:

Unknown
FALSE

Classification

Porifera
Demospongea
Tetractinomorpha
Lithistida
Lithistida family
Hallirhoa
costata

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