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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM86789 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Bettonia irregularis Whittard
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Bettonia irregularis Whittard

Bettonia chamberlaini Elles

Registration No. GSM86789
Collector WF Whittard 1957
Donor or Associated Person WF Whittard 1957
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Holywell & Whitehouse Brooks, 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.161-163 14, fig. 3 11

Whittard, WF, 1956, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire" p.69 IX, fig. 12

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