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Fossil specimen : SM A 45279 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Merlinia murchisoniae (Murchison), 1839
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Merlinia murchisoniae (Murchison), 1839

Ogygiocaris murchisoniae (Murchison)

Ogygia selwyni Salter

Niobe solvensis Hicks

Niobe solvensis Hicks: Syntype

Registration No. A 45279
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 Ramsey Island, Tremanhire, St. David's, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Tremadoc
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Tremadoc Series (Ordovician Period) (477.7 – 485.4 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Tremadocian Age ]


Fortey & Owens 1978. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Geology vol. 30 (5): p.277

Hicks 1873 a. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London vol. xxix (1): p.47 pl. iv fig.16

Whittard, W.F. 1964 for 1963. The Ordovician trilobites of the Shelve Inlier, West Shropshire Palaeontographical Society Monographs (4): p.238

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.148

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