Terebratula vitrea (von Born, 1778)
Terebratula sinuosa (Brocchi, 1814) (lower picture - detail)
Maltaia maltensis (Cooper, 1983) (detail)
The small (6mm) Megathiris detruncata (Gmelin, 1790) and other small species like Argyrotheca sp. are also very common throughout some parts of the Upper Coralline Limestone Formation.
Deep sea such as that in which the Globigerina Limestone formed also offers protection from strong currents that may damage brachiopods. Despite this, brachiopods in this layer are few and far in between. Disarticulated phosphatised valves of the still-extant Megerlia truncata (Linné, 1767) are infrequently found in the C2 Phosphorite Conglomerate Bed.
Megerlia truncata (Linné, 1767)
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