Friday, June 10, 2011

Burmirhynchia decorata

In case you haven't noticed, Brachiopods are one of my favorite fossils to collect. Among that vast group is Burmirhynchia decorata from France. This species existing during the Bathonien stage of the Middle Jurassic (164-167 mya) and was found in the Ardennes region of France.

I love these fossil brachiopods as they are very dramatic looking with a deep sulcus and wide plications across the shell. There seems to be some confusion among sellers of this species as some have it listed as Rhynchonella instead of Burmirhynchia. Thanks to my friend Gery for sending me this fossil.

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