Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Devonochonetes scitulus brachiopod from the Silica Shale

I'm pleased to have an example of Devonochonetes scitulus from the Silica Shale near Sylvania, OH. This is a somewhat common brachiopod in the Givetian stage of the Devonian and I've found it in several units across the US.

Pedicle valve
Brachial valve

Here are some other examples of this species from the Arkona and Widder Formations at Arkona, Canada, the Mahantango Formation of Pennsylvania and a specimen from Germany that looks very similar.

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