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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM86785 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Bettonia frontalis Whittard
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Bettonia frontalis Whittard

Bettonia chamberlaini Elles

Registration No. GSM86785
Collector WF Whittard 1956
Donor or Associated Person WF Whittard 1956
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Holywell and Whitehouse brooks, Rorrington, Shropshire
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Betton Shale Formation
Biozone murchisoni
Geological Age

Abereiddian Stage (Ordovician Period) (460.5 – 465.5 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Darriwilian Age ]


Hughes 1971 Bull. BM. NH vol. 20 no. 4 p.161 12 fig. 3 11

Whittard, WF, 1956, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire" p.67 IX fig7

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