Gigantoproductus

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Gigantoproductus
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Gigantoproductus sp. (near Seahouses, Northumberland, UK)
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Gigantoproductus

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Gigantoproductus is a genus of extinct brachiopods in the order Productida and the family Monticuliferidae. The species were the largest of the carboniferous brachiopods, with the largest known species ranging in size from 9 to 12 centimeters (3.5 to 4.7 inches). Productids date back to approximately 407 million years ago; as fossils, their shells occur within a limestone matrix.[2]

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  1. ^ Lee Davies. "Gigantoproductus giganteus". Natural History Museum. Retrieved 2013-02-21.
  2. ^ Tom Yancey. "Phylum Brachiopoda (brachiopods)". Carboniferous fossils of Russia. Retrieved 2013-02-21.

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