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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM35243 – Lectotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Lichida

Fossil Name Metopolichas patriarchus Wyatt-Edgell
Type Status Lectotype
Name History

Metopolichas patriarchus Wyatt-Edgell

Lichas patriarchus Edgell

Registration No. GSM35243
Collector Wyatt-Edgell Coll. 1868
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Pont Ladies Quarry, Ffairfach
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Llandeilo Rocks (Undifferentiated)
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Caradoc Series (Ordovician Period) – Abereiddian Stage (Ordovician Period) (449 – 465.5 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Late Ordovician Epoch – Darriwilian Age ]


Whittard, WF, 1961, Pal. Soc. Mon. "Ordovician Trilobites of the Shelve Inlier W Shropshire, pt. VI" p.195 XXV,fig.14-16

Wyatt-Edgell 1866, Geol. Mag. iii p.162 4

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