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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM26062 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Ptychopariida

Fossil Name Hypermecaspis venerabilis Fortey & Owens
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Hypermecaspis venerabilis Fortey & Owens

Cf Parabolinella rugosa Brogger

Registration No. GSM26062
Collector Survey 1905
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Allt-Pen-y-coed Dingle, Carmarthenshire
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Arenig Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Arenig Series (Ordovician Period) (465.5 – 477.7 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Mid Ordovician Epoch – Early Ordovician Epoch ]


Fortey & Owens 1978 Bull BM (NH) Vol 30 No 3 p.252 3f 10

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