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Fossil specimen : SM A 37143 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Phacopida

Fossil Name Phacops downingiae Murchison
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Phacops downingiae Murchison

Phacops (Odontochile) caudata var. minor McCoy: Syntype

Registration No. A 37143
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences Logo Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Country England
Locality Underbarrow, Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Upper Ludlow
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Ludlow Epoch (Silurian Period) (418.7 – 422.9 Ma B.P.)


McCoy 1851 a. A synopsis of the classification of the British Palaeozoic rocks with a systematic description of the British Palaeozoic fossils (1): p.161

Salter 1873. Catalogue of the Cambrian and Silurian fossils contained in the Geological Museum of the University of Cambridge (2): p.166, a.522

Shergold 1967. Palaeontology vol. x (3): p.185

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