Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Trigonia pelecypod and Loboidothyris brachiopod from France
Today features a couple more fossils from the region around Caen in France. Some of the local rocks have a characteristic tan color with small red Hematite concretions scattered within. This gets translated to the fossils as well giving them a distinctive look.
Here is a Trigonia sp. pelecypod. It is complete but the left valve is not in good shape so I didn't take a picture of it.
Next is the brachiopod Loboidothyris ingens. This specimen is very large, close to 5cm in length.
Thanks to Gery for sending me these fossils!