Source Parent Bodies of Meteorite Classes


  1. Acapulcoite: Unknown but likely same as lodranite though hypothesized to derive from a shallower region within the parent body
  2. Angrite: 3819 Robinson or  289 Nenetta
  3. Aubrite: 3103 Eger, the only known E-class near-Earth asteroid (NEA)
  4. Brachinite: Unknown
  5. Carbonaceous Meteorites:
    1. High-Metal (CH): Unknown
    2. Ivuna (CI): Unknown
    3. Karoonda (CK): Unknown
    4. Mighei (CM): Chondrite-type asteroid: 19 Fortuna
    5. Ornans (CO): 221 Eos
    6. Renazzo (CR): 2 Pallas
    7. Vigarano (CV): Unknown
  6. Enstatite High Metal (EH) and Enstatite Low Metal (EL): Unknown
  7. HED (Howardite, Eucrite, Diogenite): 4 Vesta (largest asteroid in the asteroid belt and likely source of most HED meteorites, Ceres has been reclassified as a dwarf planet)
  8. Iron Meteorites: Unknown
  9. Lodranite: Unknown but likely same as acapulcoites though hypothesized to derive from a deeper region within the parent body
  10. Ordinary Chondrite:
    1. LL-type: S(IV) asteroids
    2. L-type: S(IV) asteroids
    3. H-type: Hebe
  11. Rumuruti type: Unknown
  12. Stony Iron:
    1. Mesosiderite: Unknown
    2. Pallasite: Unknown
  13. Ureilite: Unknown
  14. Winonanite: Unknown


  1. Lunar: Earth’s moon
  2. Martian: Mars


  1. Linking Meteorites to Asteroids: How many Parent Bodies Do We Sample in Our Meteorite Collections? (Click here)
  2. McSween, H. Jr. (1999). Meteorites and Their Parent Planets. 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, New York
  3. Hypervelocity impacts as a source of deceiving surface signatures on iron-rich asteroids (Click here)
  4. Meteoritic Parent Bodies: Their Number and Identification (Click here)

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