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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM59425 – Lectotype

Taxonomy
Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Merlinia major (Salter)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Merlinia major (Salter)

Ogyginus? selwyni (Salter)

Provenance
Registration No. GSM59425
Collector Survey 1849
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments
Location
Country England
Locality White Grit Mine, Shelve, Shropshire
Grid Reference Not available
Stratigraphy
Rock Unit Mytton Flags Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Arenig Series (Ordovician Period) (467 – 478.6 Ma B.P.)

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

References
References

Fortey & Owens 1978 Bull BM (NH) Vol 30 No 3 p.276

Salter 1866 Mem Geol Surv III pl 9 fig 5

Salter in Murchison, Siluria, 1859, Page 53 fossils (9), fig 8 p.53 Fos 9 fig 8 8

Whittard, WF, 1963, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire, pt. VII" p.237 pl 35 fig 3

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