Thursday, August 3, 2017

Rhactorhynchia inconstans Brachiopod Fossil


This image of a brachiopod identified as Rhactorhynchia inconstans (J. Sowerby). Other genus names used to describe this specimen are Torquirhynchia and Rhychonella. It was found in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Weymouth Dorset England. The fossil dates to the Jurassic Period.

Fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London, England on August 2016.

Learn more at this web site: http://www.southampton.ac.uk/~imw/Corallian-Fossils.htm

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Camptonectes auritus Scallop Fossil


This image of a bivalve identified as Camptonectes auritus (Schlotheim). It was found in the Corallian Beds Malton Yorks. England. The fossil dates to the Mesozoic Era, Jurassic Period, Upper/Late Oxfordian stage.

Fossil was on display at the British Natural History Museum in London, England on August 2016.