Monday, May 5, 2014

Homeorhynchia (?) brachiopod from France

I won an auction on E-bay which included this brachiopod with no locality info except "France". It's really cool looking with an exaggerated sulcus that reminds me of the Paleozoic brachiopod genus Pugnax. I queried some collectors on Facebook and one came back with a tentative ID of Homeorhynchia sp.

Brachial valve
Pedicle valve

A little searching on the Google yielded a couple of examples of the genus:

This page with some lower Jurassic brachiopods has a Homeorhynchia cynocephala shown on it that looks very close to what I have.

Member Vencio has a specimen of Homeorhynchia meridionalis pictured in his gallery on the Fossil Forum.

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