Brachiopod shell

With beautiful detail preserved on the shell, these are perhaps the classic brachiopod from the chalk. The specimen on the right shows the pedicle opening near the top, where a fleshy stalk extended to attach the animal to the sea bed. On the others you can see the detailed growth rings.

Find out more on the brachiopods pages.

Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Gibbithyris semiglobosa

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Chalk, Middle

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

90 million years

Where found

Pinhay Bay

Found by

Richard Edmonds

Museum

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Accession number

BULFM-2013-100