Cenozoic

From the Tertiary era, the number of species is in clear regression. The brachiopods only form a very small part of the benthos. Terebratula is a characteristic genus of this age.

Pliocène

Megathiris detruncata
(Gmelin) x4
Murcia / Spain

Terebratulina retusa emarginata
(Linnaeus)
Murcia / Spain

Pliocene


Terebratula scillae (Seguenza)
Asti (?) / Italy
These beautyful brachiopods of the Italian Pliocene grow to about 8 cm.
Aphelesia bipartita
(Brocchi)
Almeria / Spain
Megerlia truncata (Linnaeus)
Almeria / Spain

Miocene

Terebratula maugeri (Boni)
Alméria / Spain
Rhizothyris rhizoida (Hutton)
Kauana / New Zealand

Oligocene
Miocene


Magadinella woodsiana (Tate)
Victoria / Australia

Victiorithyris garbaldiana
(Davidson)
South Australa

Eocene



Terebratulina tenuistriata (Leymerie)
Huesca / Spain
Gryphus kickxi
(Galeotti)
Allgäu / Germany
A special thank to Diego García Ramos who helps us to identify this "egnimatic" species.

A quick survey of tertiary genera :

Lingula, Discinisca, Crania, Craniscus, Tegulorhynchia,Platidia, Plicirhynchia, Kurakithyris Patagorhynchia, Aphelesia, Streptaria, Probolarina, Eohemithyris, Aldingia, Megerlia, Dallina, Pantellaria, Terebratula, Laqueus, Terebratulina, Cryptopora, Magasella, Basiliola, Dalinella, Diestothyris, Pegmathyris, Bifolium, Terebratalia, Aldingia, Lacazella, Austrothyris, Magella, Magellania, Magadinella, Neobouchardina, Rhizothyris, Waiparia, Gyrothyris, Erymnaria, Sphenarina, Gryphus...

Plicatoria wilmingtonensis
( Lyell & Sowerby)
South Carolina / USA
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