Specimen #2 - Brachial valve
I have not found any specimens of Anastrophia from the rocks of the Helderberg group in New York yet, but according to Amsden and Boucot, in their Bulletin 78 from the Oklahoma Geological Survey "Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountain Region", 1958, there is a species, A. verenuili, known from there and they compare the Oklahoma species to it:
"A. grossa differs from A. verenuili in several respects, one of the most important differences being in the nature of the brachial umbo. This part of the brachial valve on the New York species is swollen and extends posteriorly well beyond the pedicle beak, whereas in A. grossa the umbo is not so enlarged and extends only slightly, if at all, behind the pedicle beak."I found the specimens shown on this page in the Bois d'Arc formation (Cravatt Member) near Clarita, OK which is Devonian in age (Lockhovian stage). The Bois d'Arc overlies the Haragan formation but both are the same age (Devonian, Lockhovian stage). They are both roughly correlative to the Helderberg fauna of New York and thus are contemporaneous with the Coyemans, Kalkberg and New Scotland formations.
Compare these specimens to some from the Silurian rocks of the Waldron Formation of Tennessee, and the Wenlock formation of England.
"Stratigraphy and Paleontology of the Hunton Group in the Arbuckle Mountain Region, Part V - Bois d'Arc Articulate Brachiopods " Amsden, 1958, Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin 82