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brachiopod

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lamp shell

any marine invertebrate animal of the phylum Brachiopoda. They were the dominant marine forms of PALAEOZOIC and MESOZOIC times and a few species survive. See BIVALVE.
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Genus Streptis (Triplesiidae, Brachiopoda) from the Ordovician and Silurian of Estonia.
Arthropoda had the highest number of taxa (161 taxa; mostly Crustacea), followed by Annelida (122; mostly Polychaeta), Mollusca (114; mostly Bivalvia and Gastropoda), Bryozoa (50), Echinodermata (43), Cnidaria, both Anthozoa and Hydrozoa (27), and other phyla with one to three taxa (Brachiopoda, Cephalorhyncha, Entoprocta, Nemertea, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Sipuncula).
In the phylum Brachiopoda (lamp shells), which is an important phylum for evolutional studies, the C value of only 2 species have been estimated (Britten & Davidson 1971, Cohen & Gawthrop 1997).
Chen, Z., Campia, M., J., Shi, R.G.and Kaiho ,K.,2005, Post-extinction Brachiopoda fauna from the Late Permian Wuchiapingian Coal series of South China ,Acta Paloentologica Polanica, 50(2):343-363.
I have developed a laboratory exercise in which students examine the Porifera (sponges), Cnidaria (jellyfish, etc.), Annelida (worms), Mollusca (snails, clams, etc.), Arthropoda (insects, crabs, etc.), Brachiopoda (lamp shells), Echinodermata (brittle stars, urchins, etc.), and Chordata (tunicates) in one session.
61-100 1909-1958 1959-1978 Protozoa 59 2 Porifera 5 1 Coelenterata 34 (4) 1 Platyhelminthes 222 (13) 75 (4) Aschelminthes 12 0 Acanthocephala 3 6 Nematoda 0 3 (1) Annelida 13 3 Brachiopoda 67 0 Bryozoa 1 0 Echinodermata 33 0 Mollusca 81 (14) 0 Crustacea 233 (3) 59 Tardigrada 0 1 Trilobita 9 0 Myriopoda 25 0 Arachnoidea 169 (7) 39 Insecta 706 (19) 119 (3) Pisces 5 3 Amphibia 2 7 (1) Reptilia 14 4 Mammalia 52 (5) 4 TABLE 3.-New taxa, or new combinations, of plants cited in two cumulative index volumes.
The shell structure and mineralogy of Mickwitzia (Lingulata: Brachiopoda) from the Lower Cambrian Kakumae Beds of Estonia.
Las especies presentes correspondieron a 10 grupos taxonomicos: Crustacea (7), Bivalva (6), Gasteropoda (5), Polyplacophora (2), Brachiopoda (1), Echinodermata (4), Polychaeta (4), Hidroozoa (1), Hemichordata(1), Peces (2).