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Synonyms for Brachiopoda

marine invertebrates that resemble mollusks

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2011): Mass extinction and recovery of the Early Toarcian (Early Jurassic) brachiopods linked to climate change in northern and central Spain.
No recent published data is available on the abundances of brachiopods and sipunculans from the Gulf of Nicoya estuary.
Moreover, molluscs and annelids form a clade with brachiopods, phoronids, and nemerteans, with ectoprocts more distantly related, but exact relationships between these taxa tend to vary based on the data and analytical approaches used (Kocot, 2013; Struck et al.
The recent description of an early Cambrian unmineralized, "soft-shelled" lingulid brachiopod strongly suggests that phoronids evolved from crown-group brachiopods by the loss of a mineralized shell.
Apart from fusulinids, other fauna observed in Amb Formation includes brachiopods, bryozoans, crinoids and bivalves.
The appearance of brachiopod shells is similar to that of bivalves; however, brachiopods are different anatomically from bivalves and are considered to be unrelated evolutionarily to Mollusca (Pennington & Stricker 2001).
First information to be published on Iran's brachiopods dates back to 1916, (Stayonav).
Brachiopods comprise a large group of bivalved (two-shelled) invertebrates that live in the sea.
The fauna is represented by abundant mollusks and a few Lingulida brachiopods.
They are generally associated with benthic organisms such as brachiopods and mollusks as seen in SML (Plate1: L).
A team of scientists analyzed more than 46,000 fossils from 52 sites and found that greater numbers did indeed help clam-like brachiopods survive the Ordovician extinction, which killed off approximately half of the Earth's life forms some 444 million years ago.
1-2), while shell layers from organo-phosphatic brachiopods exhibit a concentric accretionary pattern and sometimes a porous or granular texture (Fig.
The Lost River Chert Bed is found above the Goodes Cave entrance in a sequence of sublithographic and micritic limestone beds bearing brachiopods and fenestrate bryzoas.
Ancient creatures such as trilobites and brachiopods could not cope with the changes, and many went extinct.