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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM87137 – Neotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Phacopida

Fossil Name Platycoryphe vulcani Murchison
Type Status Neotype
Name History

Platycoryphe vulcani Murchison

Registration No. GSM87137
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Prof Whittard 1961
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Massive Grit, Curscote
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llanvirn Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

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

[Closest ICS interval: Darriwilian Age ]


Whittard, WF, 1961, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire, pt. VI" pl 22 figs 8-11

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