Brachiopod shell

This type of brachiopod lived during a short time period, near the end of the Cretaceous. As a result, it is used to identify rocks of similar ages around north-west Europe.

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Common name

Brachiopod shell

Scientific name

Cretirhynchia plicatilis

Type

Brachiopods


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Thorncombe

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09358+60