Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Trigonia pelecypod and Loboidothyris brachiopod from France

Today features a couple more fossils from the region around Caen in France. Some of the local rocks have a characteristic tan color with small red Hematite concretions scattered within. This gets translated to the fossils as well giving them a distinctive look.

Here is a Trigonia sp. pelecypod. It is complete but the left valve is not in good shape so I didn't take a picture of it.

Right valve
Left profile
Right profile

Next is the brachiopod Loboidothyris ingens. This specimen is very large, close to 5cm in length.

Brachial valve
Pedicle valve (with some kind of bryozoan or coral epibont on the right side).

Thanks to Gery for sending me these fossils!

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