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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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Thus, abundances of lamp shells for 1984-1987 are reported as Brachiopoda in Fig.
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).
2005, Post-extinction Brachiopoda fauna from the Late Permian Wuchiapingian Coal series of South China ,Acta Paloentologica Polanica, 50(2):343-363.
Preserved brachiopod and the mussel: Brachiopoda in jar 2.
Table 1 Survey of individuals (N=242) Number of Percentage of Individuals Total Fauna Brachiopoda 93 38.
The phylum Brachiopoda includes more than 200 living species as well as many that have gone extinct.
Finally, we close this edition with the work "Late Permian brachiopoda fauna in north-western Iran".
In Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part H, Brachiopoda, Revised, volume 3.
Beaches are very rich in invertebrates, including representatives of most phyla: Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Annelida, Rotifera, Brachiopoda, Mollusca, Tardigrada, Arthropoda, Echinodermata, etc.
of designs Group employed "Score" Cnidaria 86 163 Brachiopoda 72 120 Mollusca 119 179 Arthropoda 87 178 Vertebrata 130 222 Marine organisms 164 383 Terrestrial organisms 133 252 Flying organisms 112 197 All animals 172