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Exhibition hall: The History of the Earth and Life
Xenospirifer (Brachiopoda)
Xenospirifer (Brachiopoda)
Display Location: The History of the Earth and Life
This brachiopod is approximately 400 million years old, and was sent to Kitakyushu from the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeoanthropology, China in 1980. Similar fossils have been discovered in Japanese deposits. The distribution of these fossils points to the existence of a large ocean, known as the Tethys Sea, about 100 to 200 million years ago.

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