Pentamerus limestone
Pentamerus Pen*tam"e*rus, n. [NL. See {Pentamerous}.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Paleozoic brachiopods, often very abundant in the Upper Silurian. [1913 Webster]

{Pentamerus limestone} (Geol.), a Silurian limestone composed largely of the shells of Pentamerus. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pentamerus — Pen*tam e*rus, n. [NL. See {Pentamerous}.] (Paleon.) A genus of extinct Paleozoic brachiopods, often very abundant in the Upper Silurian. [1913 Webster] {Pentamerus limestone} (Geol.), a Silurian limestone composed largely of the shells of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Wenlock Group — (Wenlockian), in geology, is the middle series of strata in the Silurian (Upper Silurian) of Great Britain. This group in the typical area in the Welsh border counties contains the following formations: Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, 90 300 ft …   Wikipedia

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