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The Silurian, Ordovician and the Cambrian

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The specimen you clicked on was a mass of fossil brachiopods. These specimens were found in Gwynedd in Wales. They are from the end of the Cambrian period, and are about 495 million years old.

Brachiopods are shelled animals, and although they may look like bivalve molluscs (cockles and mussels), they are not related to them.

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