Brachiopod shell

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This is a small spiriferid brachiopod, uncommon in the Blue Lias. These shells are very common in much older rocks from the Ordovician through to the Carboniferous periods of geological time. The Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks are dominated by Rhynchonellid and Terebratulid brachiopods as shown on the other photos.

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Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Spiriferina walcotti

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

B.H. Ellis

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.5