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Fossil specimen : SM A 29639 – Paralectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order -

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration No. A 29639
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
Comments part and counterpart : (parts a-b)
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

Reed, F.R.C. 1907. Geological Magazine dec. v vol. iv p.396 pl. xvii figs.3, 3 a (a.29, 639a)

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. Plate 8, Figs 169-170; p.211

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. Fig. 4.7-9; p.316

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