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Fossil specimen : OUM B.00006 – Paralectotype

Taxonomy
Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name ?Megalaspidella murchisonae (Murchison, 1839)
Type Status Paralectotype
Name History

?Megalaspidella murchisonae (Murchison, 1839) – See Bates (1969)

Ogygiocaris murchisonae (Murchison, 1839) – See Whittard (1964)

Ogygiocaris menapiensis (Hicks, 1873) – See Whittard (1964): Paralectotype

Niobe menapiensis Hicks, 1873 – See Edmonds (1949): Syntype

?Ogyginus menapiensis (Hicks, 1873) – See Reed (1931): Syntype

Niobe menapiensis Hicks, 1873 – See Hicks (1873): Syntype

Provenance
Registration No. B.00006
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Hicks, H. 1875
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Comments
Location
Country Wales
Locality Ramsey Island, St David's, Pembrokeshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Stratigraphy
Rock Unit Ogof HĂȘn 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

BATES, D.E.B. 1969. Some early Arenig brachiopods and trilobites from Wales. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geology), 18 (1), 1-28. pp. 18, 20; pl. 7, fig. 1

EDMONDS, J.M. 1949. Type and figured specimens of Lower Palaeozoic trilobites in the University Museum, Oxford. Geol. Mag., 86, 57-66. p. 61

HICKS, H. 1873. On the Tremadoc rocks in the neighbourhood of St. David's, South Wales and their fossil content. Q. Jl. geol. Soc. Lond., XXIX (1), 39-52. pp. 46-47, 52; pl. IV, fig. 3

REED, F.R.C. 1931. A review of the British species of the Asaphidae. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., series 10, VII, 441-472. pp. 461 - 462

WHITTARD, W.F. 1964. The Ordovician trilobites of the Shelve Inlier, West Shropshire, part VII. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 229-264, pls XXXIV-XLV. p. 238; pl. XXXVIII, fig. 9

WHITTARD, W.F. 1964. The Ordovician trilobites of the Shelve Inlier, West Shropshire, part VII. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 229-264, pls XXXIV-XLV. p. 238; pl. XXXVIII, fig. 9

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