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Fossil specimen : SM A 9576 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Phacopida

Fossil Name Placoparia zippei (Boeck)
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Placoparia zippei (Boeck)

Placoparia cambrensis Hicks

Calymene hopkinsoni Hicks

Calymene hopkinsoni Hicks: Syntype

Registration No. A 9576
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 Llanvirn Quarry, St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llanvirn Bed
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

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

[Closest ICS interval: Darriwilian Age ]


Hicks 1875 b. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. xxxi (1): p.187 fig.4

Shirley 1931. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society vol. lxxv (3): p.17

Whittard, W.F. 1940 a. Annals and Magazine of Natural History ser. (11) vol. v (4): p.153

Woods, H. 1891. Catalogue of the Type Fossils in the Woodwardian Museum, Cambridge. Henry Woods with preface by T. McKenny Hughes CUP. 180+xiv SPL: II. 16 (2): p.141

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