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Apr 20, 2011 1:51 PM

Answered - Fossil Palaeozoic brachiopod fossil shell

Found this on the beach near Craigielaw Point, East Lothian - a part of the coastline which has Carboniferous (Dinantian) limestone exposures and is, apparently, well endowed with fossils.  I am a rank amateur with regard to fossils and don't know whether this is a genuine fossil and, if so, what it is - therefore any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks

 

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    Mar 19, 2011 2:28 AM (in response to gogs)
    Re: Can you identify this please?

    Hi Gogs

     

    I think your shells are Paleozoic Brachiopods, however I'm not able to give you the exact name of your specimen.

     

    Brachiopods lived on the sea floor and were abundent during the Paleozoic Era. Although I believe there are still some species which exist today.

     

    I hope this helps until someone gives you a more precise identification of your shells.

     

    Regards, David.

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