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Brachiopods

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Brachiopods are a group of invertebrate organisms that were widely distributed in geological history. Today, they only play a minor role among the ground-dwelling marine animals. While Brachiopods show a resemblance to bivalves, they are not closely related. Especially in the Paleozoic, they displayed a large diversity of rapidly changing forms, which makes them well-suited for use as index fossils (“time markers”).

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  • Title: Brachiopods
  • Location: Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Type: original
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • size: 20 cm
  • scientific name: Arduspirifer arduennensis
  • geological Age: Early Devonian
  • age: 405 mil. years

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