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Fossil specimen : SM A 1088 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Agnostida

Fossil Name Dawsonia sculpta (Hicks)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Dawsonia sculpta (Hicks) – See Axheimer, N. (2006): Lectotype

Microdiscus sculptus Hicks – See Hicks (1871): Syntype

Registration No. A 1088
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Hicks, Henry (1837-1899)
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country Wales
Locality Nun's Well, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Harlech Series
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

St David's Series (Cambrian Period) – Comley Series (Cambrian Period) (499 – 526 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Cambrian Series 3 – Terreneuvian Epoch ]


Axheimer, N. 2006. The Middle Cambridge eodiscoid trilobite Dawsonia oelandica (Westergard, 1936). Journal of Paleontology 80: 193-200. Fig. 5; p.197

Hicks 1871. Descriptions of new species of fossils from Longmynd rocks of St David's. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 27, 399-404, pls. 15, 16. pl. xvi fig. 9, 9 a

Lake 1907. A monograph of the British Cambrian Trilobites Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.35 pl. iii fig. 9

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