Brachiopod shell

This is one of the largest brachiopods found along the coast and is very distinctive not just because of its size but also because, as the name suggests, the shell is ‘inconsistent’ or slightly asymetrical. Most brachiopod shells are symetrical from the mid-line.

Find out more on the brachiopods pages.

Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Torquirhynchia inconstans

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

155 million years

Where found

Osmington

Found by

Kevan Scheehan

Museum

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Accession number

BULFM-2013-126