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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM62418 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Asaphida

Fossil Name Dionide rotundata Whittard
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Dionide rotundata Whittard

Dionide jubata Raymond

Registration No. GSM62418
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person WF Whittard 1943
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country England
Locality Whitsburn Dingle, Ovestons Rough
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Hope Shale Formation
Biozone bifidus
Geological Age

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

[Closest ICS interval: Darriwilian Age ]


Whittard 1940 Ann & Mag Nat Hist Ser II Vol 6 p.140-141 pl 6 fig 6

Whittard, WF, 1958, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire" p.98-101 pl 14 fig1

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