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Fossil specimen : SM A 29641 – 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): 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 29641
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Turnbull, V.M.
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
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) (453 – 455 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Katian Age ]


Dean 1962 a. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology vol. 7 p.120 pl.17 fig.16

Reed, F.R.C. 1907. Geological Magazine dec. v vol. iv p.396 pl. xvii fig.5

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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