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Hoooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we are at last, into Adam's Silurian. Thanks for looking. First up is the Lower Silurian or Llandovery and I begin with a problem. I posted this one incorrectly in Adam's Ordovician as it had got it's label muddled up with an Ordovician Favosites I had that has vanished in the move here, but is being replaced by kind forum member @Herb Anyway, this, I remember now I've found the correct label, is from the greenish Browgill Formation, part of the Stockdale Group from a cutting near Skelg
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Fossil hunting in the shed like many of us - I thought I'd lost this nice globular rhynchonellid in a house move years ago. From the top Campanian/bottom Maastrichtian Chalk of Norfolk, UK. I think it's Cretirhynchia sp.
Brachiopods, perhaps rhynchonellids most of all, are notoriously hard to identify without their internal features exposed. However, if you know the formation and rough location and have faunal lists it can be possible. Rhynchonella ainsliei, for example, has 26-34 costae with 5-7 of these appearing on the fold. This specimen has 30 and 5 respectively and is the only species that has so many found in this formation. It also has the correct shape and size to support the match.