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DEVONIAN BRACHIOPOD ('BUTTERFLY SHELL') - 380 million years old - Ontario, Canada

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FOSSIL BRACHIOPOD ('BUTTERFLY SHELL')

Mucrospirifer mucronata

380 million years old

Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian period)

Thedford, Ontario, Canada

​​​​​​​A well-preserved and attractive little brachiopod known informally as a 'butterfly shell'.  It is contained in a 'floating' display box so that both sides can be seen. This specimen is from an old museum collection with a vintage hand-written label. It may have been collected over a century ago.

Brachiopods are marine animals that look like small clams, but they have a different anatomy and are not closely related to clams or any other molluscs. They lived on the sea floor and were much more abundant during the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic eras than they are today.

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Size: 5.5 x 5.5 x 2.5 centimetres (size of box)
Weight: 32 grams (including box)

PRICE: £18.00
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