Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Glyptogypa multiplicata brachiopod from Morocco

I've been wanting to get some Devonian fossils from Morocco that were not trilobites for some time now. My thought was that they had to exist out there in the desert but that they weree just being overlooked by the collectors since they could make more money selling trilobites. Lucky for me that I stumbled upon a dealer on Facebook who did have some brachiopods from Jebel Issomour for sale and I snapped them up.

This is  Glyptogypa multiplicata and comes from rocks dated to the Eifelian stage of the Devonian period.

Specimen #1
Pedicle valve
Anterior
Pedicle valve
Posterior
Profile

Specimen #2
Brachial valve
Anterior
Pedicle valve
Posterior
Profile

I identified this fossil based on the paper:
Middle Devonian brachiopods from the southern Maïder (eastern Anti- Atlas, Morocco). Halamski, A.T. and Baliński, A., 2013. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 83: 243–307.

Thank you Odou for these fossils!

1 comment:

  1. Sweet brachiopod! Big one too.

    Don

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