brachiopod

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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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The C value data were compared with those of the phylum Bryozoa, which is related closely to the phylum Brachiopoda. The C values in bryozoans have been reported for 26 species (Gregory 2012; Animal Genome Size Database).