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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM55462 – Paralectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Corynexochida

Fossil Name Failleana arenacea Whittard
Type Status Paralectotype
Name History

Failleana arenacea Whittard

Illaenus aemulus Salter

Registration No. GSM55462
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Whittard 1938
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Section at ford, Morrell's Wood near Leighton, Shropshire.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Pentamerus Sandstone Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Llandovery Epoch (Silurian Period) (433.4 – 443.8 Ma B.P.)


Curtis & Lane Dec'97 Pal soc vol 151 pt 1 p.15 pl.1,fig.4a-c

Whittard 1938 Ann Mag Nat Hist Ser 11 Vol 1 p.90 pl.II,figs.1,1a

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