Thursday, February 23, 2012

Loboidothyris perovalis from Segenthal, Germany

One of the many brachiopods that are found in the Jurassic aged rocks (Bajocian stage) of Segenthal, Germany is Loboidothyris perovalis.

Pedicle valve


Brachial valve



Superficially it looks similar to Cererithyris, like the one I wrote about here, but the plications (the wavy folds of the shell most easily seen in the anterior view) are less exaggerated. I purchased the above fossil from Matthias Weissmueller's E-bay store.

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