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Ancient Brachiopods

Brachiopods (or lamp shells) are bivalve-like organisms that occupy their own phylum. Their shells are hinged at the read, rather than the side.

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Brachiopods (or lamp shells) are bivalve-like organisms that occupy their own phylum. Their shells are hinged at the read, rather than the side (as a clam or mussel would be).

These fossils were collected from a Castle Hayne formation and are 35-40 million years old.
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