Fossil Brachiopod from Germany - Single Specimen

 
 
 
These are fossil Brachiopods, Cyrtospirifer grabaui, collected near Barvaux, Belgium. They have been completely removed from the surrounding rock and is Late Devonian (Upper Frasnien stage) in age(approximately 380 million years old).

You will receive oneBrachiopods chosen at random from the box. Each one is comes in a bag with an information card. Many will have some minor defects such as chips or dings. These bulk fossils are great for educational use, or gifts for kids.

Brachiopods are marine animals that have hard "valves" (shells) on the upper and lower surfaces. Brachiopod valves are hinged at the rear end, while the front can be opened for feeding or closed for protection. In a typical brachiopod a stalk-like pedicle projects from an opening in one of the valves near the hinges keeping the animal anchored to the seabed but clear of silt that would obstruct the opening.
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DETAILS
FOSSIL TYPE
Brachiopod
SPECIES
Cyrtospirifer grabaui
AGE
Devonian Period (380 million years old)
LOCATION
Barvaux, Ardennes, Belgium
FORMATION
Barvaux Formation
SIZE
1.5" to 1.75" wide
NUMBER
Single Specimen