Leptaena Brachiopod


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Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site.
Harder and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This Leptaena Brachiopod was collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab..
Here is a Super detailed  cystoid from a classic site in NY.

Fossils especially this Leptaena Brachiopod from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the wide variety and number of these brachiopods it is also assumed they lived in dense communities,

This Leptaena Brachiopod is actually an animal. They have modern relatives that still live in the oceans today. So then they lived in shallow salt water seas and lagoons. They lived during the Paleozoic.

Although there were many species of Brachiopods, they shared a basic body styles. Consisting of a two halves and stem by which it anchored to the sea floor with a pedicle. Because it was anchored to the sea floor it was a filter feeder.

This Leptaena Brachiopod thrived in the warm shallow inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The brachiopods living near what is now Middleport New York were established near an ocean delta system that periodically buried the colonies in silt. This silt eventually hardened into stone that preserved the fossils in glorious detail.

The brachiopod is 1 1/8 inch wide and  sits on a gray colored matrix 3 inches x 2 1/2.

Professionally prepared with micro air abrasive technology.
Another Must Have for the Rochester Shale Fauna collector.

LEPTAENA rhomboidialia
Silurian Period
Rochester Shale
Caleb’s Quarry
Middleport, New York