Brachiopod shell

A first

This shell (collected in 1983) is similar to specimens identified for the first time by Thomas Davidson in 1852. This is the first example of Trigonosemus found in south-west English chalk.

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Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Trigonosemus

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Upwey

Found by

Cynis Hakimzadeh

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.06539i