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Fossil specimen : SM A 29638 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order -

Fossil Name Otarozoum melmerbiensis (Reed)
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Otarozoum melmerbiensis (Reed) – See Whittington, H.B. (2002)

Otarozoum melmerbiensis (Reed) – See Thomas, A.T. & Holloway, D.J. (1988): Lectotype

Conolichas melmerbiensis (Reed) – See Morris, S.F. (1988): Lectotype

Conolichas melmerbiensis (Reed) – See Whittington, H.B. (1962)

Conolichas melmerbiensis (Reed) – See Dean (1962a): Holotype

Lichas (Homolichas) melmerbiensis Reed – See Reed, F.R.C. (1907): Syntype

Registration No. A 29638
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Turnbull, V.M.
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Country England
Locality Alston Road, Melmerby, Cumberland, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lower Melmerby Bed (matrix)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Cheneyan Stage (Ordovician Period) (451.5 – 452.75 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Katian Age ]


Dean 1962 a. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology vol. 7 p.120 pl.18 figs.3-4

Morris, S.F. 1988. A review of British trilobites, including a synoptic revision of Salter's monograph. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society London. pp. 1-316 (Publication Number 574, part of volume 140 for 1986). p.54

Reed, F.R.C. 1907. Geological Magazine dec. v vol. iv p.396 pl. xvii fig.2

Thomas, A.T. & Holloway, D.J. 1988. Classification and phylogeny of the trilobite Order Lichida. Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B, Biological Sciences, 321: 179-262. p.211; Plate 8, Fig. 167

Whittington, H.B. 1962. A monograph of the Ordovician Trilobites of the Bala area, Merioneth Palaeontographical Society Monographs p.24

Whittington, H.B. 2002. Lichidae (Trilobita): morphology and classification. Journal of Paleontology 76: 306-320. p.316

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