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Fossil specimen : OUM B.02504 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Ptychopariida

Fossil Name Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902 – See Morris (1988): Holotype

Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902 – See Fortey & Rushton (1980): Holotype

Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902 – See Edmonds (1949): Holotype

Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902 – See Lake (1946): Holotype

Shumardia pusilla (Sars, 1835) – See Lake (1907)

Acanthopleurella grindrodi Groom, 1902 – See Groom (1902): Holotype

Conophrys salopiensis Callaway, 1877 – See Callaway (1877): Syntype

Registration No. B.02504
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Grindrod, R.B. 1882 – 1883
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Country England
Locality Southern Malverns, Herefordshire or Worcestershire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Bronsil Shale Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Tremadoc Series (Ordovician Period) (477.7 – 485.4 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Tremadocian Age ]


CALLAWAY, C. 1877. On a new area of Upper Cambrian rocks in South Shropshire, with a description of a new fauna. Q. Jl. geol. Soc. Lond., XXXIII, 652-670. pp. 660, 667

EDMONDS, J.M. 1949. Type and figured specimens of Lower Palaeozoic trilobites in the University Museum, Oxford. Geol. Mag., 86, 57-66. p. 60

FORTEY, R.A. & RUSHTON, A.W.A. 1980. Acanthopleurella Groom, 1902 : origin and life habits of a miniature trilobite. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. (Geol.), 33 (2), 79-89. pp. 81, 86; fig. 4

GROOM, T.T. 1902. On a new trilobite from the Dictyonema Shales of the Malvern Hills. Geol. Mag., New Series, Dec. IV, XXXIX, 70-73. p. 70; figs 1 - 3

LAKE, P. 1907. A Monograph of the British Cambrian trilobites, part 2. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 29-48, pls III, IV. pp. 40, 42; pl. IV, fig. 3

LAKE, P. 1946. A Monograph of the British Cambrian trilobites, part 14, with Appendix. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 333-350, pl. XLVII. p. 341

MORRIS, S.F. 1988. A review of British trilobites, including a synoptic revision of Salter's monograph. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 1-316. p. 8

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