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Phacopid trilobites of North America

David Marion Delo
Phacopid trilobites of North America
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (December 1940): 135 pp.


INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The phacopid trilobites form a widely diverse group which first appeared in North America during the early Chazyan (Lenoir limestone). From then until the close of the Hamilton, they form an element in almost all faunas, and an occasional straggler extends their range into the Chemung. Their history in North America, therefore, is shorter than in Europe, where they first appeared in the early Ordovician and continued into the early Mississippian. Little is known of their history in other parts of the world, although members of the group are found in the Paleozoic strata of Burma, Australia, and China, and form a prominent element in the Devonian faunas of South Africa and South America. The present investigation which deals with the North American representatives of the Phacopidacea was made possible by grants from the National Research Council and the Penrose Bequest of The Geological Society of America. Its progress has been facilitated by the courteous co-operation of many persons and institutions. Among the latter, the writer is especially indebted to the United States National Museum, the Peabody Museum, Yale University, the Carnegie Museum, the Maryland Geological Survey, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology for loan of specimens for study; to the New York State Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, and Walker Museum for placing their collections at his disposal. Especial thanks are due Dr. G. Arthur Cooper of the United States National Museum, for his kindness in photographing the types in the . . .

ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Title: Phacopid trilobites of North America
Author(s): Delo, David Marion
Published: 194012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-81372-029-6
Number of pages: 135
Accession Number: 1949-004105
Categories: Invertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Monographic
Illustration Description: illus.
Source Note: 29, vii
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2021, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1949
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