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Caption: A fossil specimen of Zeilleria hispidula (?) Simpson. A fossil brachiopod. (Brachiopoda.) ' 2 mile Burn' at lower of two waterfalls, Raasay, Invernessshire, Scotland.
Description: Zeilleria hispidula (?) a punctate brachiopod belonging to the Terebratulida with smooth convex valves and a flat fold and sulcus. British Geological Survey Biostratigraphy Collection number GSE 2476. A member of the carbonate mud community they became most abundant during periods when the substrate was more stable. This example comes from the Lower Lias (jamesoni zone) on Raasay, it would have lived in the Lower Jurassic shelf sea that inundated most of Britain and Europe. Brachiopods are popularly known as 'lamp shells' because of the similarity to early Roman oil lamps, this is particularly the case with terebratulids when they are inverted from their growth position.
Date taken: 01/01/2003
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: NERC
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 176.10 KB; 1000 x 665 pixels; 85 x 56 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 176 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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