314.6 to 268.0 Ma
Catalog Number: CG-0105
Pulchratia is a genus of brachiopod known from the Late Carboniferous through the end of the Permian.
After doing some visual research with local fossil plates, I settled on the genus Pulchratia. I considered Juresania, which is a sister genus within the Echinoconchidae family, but Pulchratia fit better. This is a small specimen. It measures 15mm wide and 10mm long.
I was not quite sure about the genus of this small brachiopod at first. It came from the soft punky layer on the top of the limestone. This layer is soft and typically wet. Through water interaction, it has made the typically hard limestone into a soft matrix that is super easy to work. The specimens come out very detailed but are very fragile as well.
More information about Pulchratia
- The Pennsylvanian Atlas of Ancient Life – Genus Page for Pulchratia