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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM35535 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Ptychopariida

Fossil Name Cyphoniscus socialis Salter
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Cyphoniscus socialis Salter

Tiresias insculptus McCoy

Registration No. GSM35535
Collector No History
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Ireland
Locality Chair of Kildare, Co. Kildare
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Ashgill Formation
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Hirnantian Age (Ordovician Period) – Rawtheyan Stage (Ordovician Period) (443.8 – 447 Ma B.P.)


Dean 1971 Pal Soc Mon Page 53

Figd Dean 1962 Palaeontology, Vol. 5 Part 2 pl 49 figs 1,2,4,6,8

Salter 1853 Brit. Assoc.Rpt.for 1852 Trans. of Sections Pages 59,60

Whittington HB 1956 Journ of Pal Col. 30 Part 5 pl 130 figs 1,5,7&9

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