Junior Member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society
|Figure 1. Brachiopod specimen. Genus: |
Mucrospirifer; Species: thedfordensis.
Collection of Blaker Reher. Photo © by Blake Reher
The opposite side of the shell has a protruding ridge on it. The shell is not symmetrical because one side protrudes in and the other side protrudes out.
|Figure 2. Diagram of a brachiopod specimen.|
|Figure 3. The articulate brachiopod. The various parts|
of the organism are identified in this diagram.
Author bio: Colorado Springs has been home to Blake Reher all of his life. Blake is a 7th grader at Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School. Blake is active in Boy Scouts, and karate but his real passion lies in paleontology and geology. Blake is a Junior Member of the Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society. Blake has helped promote the Colorado Springs Pebble Pup program at many outreach programs, most recently at the Cool Science Festival at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.