Brachiopod: Ancillotoechia Havlicek

Colour image of rock with brown fossilized shell

Brachiopod: Ancillotoechia Havlicek, Silurian, Central Greenwich, New Brunswick, Collector: R.A. Porter, c. 1970. Brachiopod fossils can be common in the Silurian rocks and have a fossil record back to the Cambrian Period. Brachiopods still exist today although most people are unfamiliar with them. They resemble clams in having two shells or valves that surround the body.

Collector: R.A. Porter
New Brunswick Museum
c. 1970
Central Greenwich, New Brunswick, CANADA
Specimen width 1.5 cm
NBMG 9081
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