Brachiopod shell

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Which is which?

There are two common types of brachiopod found in Dorset and East Devon. Rhynchonellids have strongly ribbed shells, and Terebratulids tend to be smooth and bulbous in form. Compare the photos to see which is which. There are other forms of brachiopod but they are usually found in older rocks.

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Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Kallirhynchia yaxleyensis

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Cornbrash

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Nottington, near Weymouth

Found by

P Ensom in 1979

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04516