Sunday, December 6, 2009

Silurian Brachiopod Pentamerus

Images of the Silurian Period brachiopod Pentamerus. It was found in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Thanks to Herb for the specimen.

UPDATE (01/16/2011):
Display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History 2010 showing how the colonies of these brachiopods may have looked on the seafloor.  Their specimen was found in the state of Ohio.