Brachiopod shell

These tiny brachiopods are from the group called rhynchonellids, and are distinguished by the strong ribbing on the shell and nut-like shape. 

They were found in Willmington Quarry which was once worked for sand, but has been closed for many years now and is not open to the public.

Find out more on the brachiopods pages.

Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Cyclothyris latissima

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Cenomanian Limestone (Lower Chalk)

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

95 million years

Where found

Willmington Quarry, East Devon

Found by

Richard Edmonds

Museum

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Accession number

BULFM-2-13-123