Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gibbithyris semiglobosa

Among the beautifully preserved fossils that are found within the Cretaceous (Turonian) aged chalk at Ault, France is the brachiopod Gibbithyris semiglobosa.

Thank you to my friend Gery for sending me this fossil. Below is a picture, that Gery took, of the cliffs near Ault and they are reminiscent of the cliffs of Dover in England and in fact may very well be the same age/formation.

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