Brachiopod shell

This is a species from a time in the Middle Jurassic period when brachiopod diversity was quite high. Earlier and later, extinctions reduced brachiopod diversity.

Find out more on the brachiopods page.

Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Sphaeroidothyris

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Fullers Earth Formation

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Vinney Cross

Found by

Paul C Ensom in 1981

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06340