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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM86786a – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Bettonia paucipuncta Whittard
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Bettonia paucipuncta Whittard

Bettonia chamberlaini Elles

Registration No. GSM86786a
Collector WF Whittard 1956
Donor or Associated Person WF Whittard 1956
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Mincop lane, 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.161-164 14,fig. 8 11

Whittard, WF, 1956, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire" p.68-69 IX, fig. 9

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