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Fossil specimen : OUM C.00001 – Paralectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Phacopida

Fossil Name Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938
Type Status Paralectotype
Name History

Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938 – See Curtis & Lane (1997): Paralectotype

Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938 – See Morris (1988): Syntype

Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938 – See Tripp (1962): Syntype

Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938 – See Edmonds (1949): Syntype

Encrinurus onniensis Whittard, 1938 – See Whittard (1938): Syntype

Registration No. C.00001
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Plant, J.
Held By Oxford University Museum of Natural History Logo Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Comments Originally mounted on tablet with C.92
Country England
Locality Onny River, near Cheney Longville, Shropshire
Grid Reference Available from host institution
Rock Unit Purple Shales Formation
Biozone Monograptus turriculatus
Geological Age

Telychian Age (Silurian Period) (433.4 – 438.5 Ma B.P.)


CURTIS, N.J. and LANE, P.D. 1997-1998. The Llandovery trilobites of England and Wales, part 1 (for 1997), part 2 (for 1998). Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 1-50, pls 1-3, 51-101, pls 4-12. p. 44; pl. 5, figs 1 a - d

EDMONDS, J.M. 1949. Type and figured specimens of Lower Palaeozoic trilobites in the University Museum, Oxford. Geol. Mag., 86, 57-66. p. 63

MORRIS, S.F. 1988. A review of British trilobites, including a synoptic revision of Salter's monograph. Palaeontogr. Soc. (Monogr.), 1-316. p. 88

TRIPP, R.P. 1962. The Silurian trilobite Encrinurus punctatus (Wahlenberg) and allied species. Palaeontology, 5 (3), 460-477. pp. 471, 472; pl. 65, fig. 16, pl. 67, fig. 16

WHITTARD, W.F. 1938. The Upper Valentian trilobite fauna of Shropshire. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist., series 11, 1, 85-140, pls II-V. p. 118; pl. IV, figs 8 - 10

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