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Fossil specimen : NMW 78.1G.182 a,b – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Proetida

Fossil Name Piltonia humilis (Owens, 1986)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Piltonia humilis (Owens, 1986) – See Tilsley (1988b)

Brachymetopus humilis Owens, 1986 – See Owens (1986): Holotype

Registration No. 78.1G.182 a,b
Collector Tilsley, J.W.
Donor or Associated Person Tilsley, J.W.
Held By Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales Logo Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum of Wales
Country England
Locality Wetton, Staffordshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Knoll Reef Facies, Hopedale Limestones
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Asbian Substage (Carboniferous Period) (330.9 – 337 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Visean Age ]


Owens, R.M. 1986. The Carboniferous trilobites of Britain, Part 1. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society, London, Vol. 138, 1-26. p.19, pl.4, figs.12a,b

Tilsley, J.W. 1988b. New data on Carboniferous (Dinantian) trilobites from the Peak District, Derbyshire, England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, Vol. 47, 163-76. p.171

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