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Brachiopod Shell Fossil Specimen


This is an excellent example of brachiopod shells showing the outer and inner lines of the shells. This Scottish fossil specimen came from a disused quarry in Ayrshire. It dates back to 300 million years ago. Scotland’s fossil record goes back 1,200 million years1. This piece dates to the Carboniferous Period, based on findings in the River Ayr by other people.


You can find out all about the diverse range of fossils found in Scotland on The Stone Circle blog post. We also have a great Crinoid stem piece on and other fossils available.

Brachiopod Shell Fossil from Scotland

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