Two 3D models of representative Strophomenata brachiopods.

Virtual Collection, Class Strophomenata

This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on April 26, 2019.  Creative Commons License Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Order Strophomenida


Family Rafinesquinidae

Fossil specimen of the brachiopod Rafinesquina alternata with the edrioasteroid Isorophus cincinnatiensis attached to its surface. Specimen is from the Ordovician of Ohio (PRI 76783). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Width of brachiopod is 4 cm.


Family Strophodontidae

Fossil specimen of the brachiopod Strophodonta demissa from the Devonian Silica Shale of Lucas County, Ohio (PRI 70765). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approxiately 4 cm.