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Fossil specimen : BGS Pr1991 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Microparia (Microparia) teretis Fortey & Owens
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Microparia (Microparia) teretis Fortey & Owens

Registration No. Pr1991
Collector J. Pringle
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Rhyd-y-wrach, Pembrokeshire
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llanvirn Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Abereiddian Stage (Ordovician Period) (460.5 – 465.5 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Darriwilian Age ]


Fortey & Owens 1987 Bull BM (NH) Geology 41(3) p.170 49a

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