Monday, March 10, 2014

Subtransnema sp. brachiopod from Germany

Subtransnema sp. brachiopods remind me of Protodouvillina sp. brachiopods. They both look similar in shape and have thin radial lines on the surface of the pedicle valve. The specimen below is from the Hallert member of the Ahbach Formation (Devonian, Givetian stage) near Blankenheim, Germany.

Pedicle valve
Brachial valve

For comparison purposes I've blogged about Douvillina interstrialis from Poland, Douvillina arcuata from Iowa and Protodouvillina inaequistriata from New York and Ontario.

Thanks go out to Nils for sending me this specimen.

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