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Fossil specimen : BGS GSM8873 – Syntype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Arthropoda

    Class Trilobita

      Order Ptychopariida

Fossil Name Olenus micrurus (Salter)
Type Status Syntype
Name History

Olenus micrurus (Salter)

Registration No. GSM8873
Collector A. Selwyn, Survey 1845
Donor or Associated Person Name not available
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Country Wales
Locality Trawsfynydd
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Lingula Flags
Biozone Not available
Geological Age

Merioneth Series (Cambrian Period) – St David's Series (Cambrian Period) (485.4 – 508 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Furongian Epoch – Cambrian Series 3 ]


Lake. 1908. British Cambrian Trilobites. Mon. Palaeont. Soc p.55 pl. 5 figs. 11, 12

Salter. 1849. Mem. Geol. Surv pl. 9 figs 1,2

Salter. 1853. Trans. of sections. Rept. Brit. Assoc p.57

Salter. 1859. Murchison's Siluria, 2nd Edition foss. 4 fig. 2

Salter. 1866. Mem. Geol. Surv p.300 pl. 2 fig. 5

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