Rare Paleocene Oleneothyris harlani New Jersey Fossil Lampshells NO INTL SHIP
Rare Paleocene Oleneothyris harlani Fossil Lampshells 30+ Specimens NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Oleneothyris harlani (Morton)
Oleneothyris harlani is a large brachiopod from the Paleocene Epoch averaging about 2 inches in length. These shells are found in what is known as the Oleneothyris biostrome, a well-known stratigraphic marker at the top of the Hornerstown Formation. One of the few brachiopods found in New Jersey, Oleneothyris harlani has a distinctive elongated-oval body with an incurved beak that flattens. There is an obvious opening at the end of the beak. Brachiopods, or “lamp shells”, are actually made up of two different halves, or valves, the pedicle valve and the brachial valve. When viewed from the side the brachiopod is not symmetrical.
These specimens are from an historical collection in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Some are over 2 and 1/2 inches long. Everything pictured is what you get.
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