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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM74456 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Ptychopariida

Fossil Name Paraharpes whittingtoni MacNamara
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Paraharpes whittingtoni MacNamara

Harpes doranni Portlock

Registration No. GSM74456
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person J. Bolton 1873
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments This sample contains more than one specimen.GSM 74456 a is the Holotype,and GSM 74456 b is the Paratype
Country England
Locality Coniston-Waterhead, Lancashire
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.)


MacNamara,1979,Pal.22(1)pg.58 pl.7,fig.10

Whittington,"Mon Brit. Trilobites Fam. Harpidae" palaeont. Soc. vol. CIII,1950,pg.41 pl. V,figs 1,2

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