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Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

1979

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Evaluation Of A New Zealand Tremadocian Trilobite, Anthony J. Wright Jan 1979

Evaluation Of A New Zealand Tremadocian Trilobite, Anthony J. Wright

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health - Papers: part A

Dionide hectori Reed, 1926, is shown on the basis of new collections from the type area in New Zealand to be a Tremadocian ceratopygide close to Hysterolenus. The species was placed in Taihungshania by Kobayashi (1941). It was provisionally retained in the Taihungshaniidae by Lu (1975) who made hectori type species of a new genus Hectoria (non Hectoria Trechmann, 1918). Ruapyge nom.nov. is proposed here for the reception of hectori. The original length/width ratio is determined by Wellman's method, with little consistency in results. Data from the strain ellipses constructed by Wellman's method are then used ...