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Fossil Collection Brachiopods



Brachiopods


Brachiopods are truly a living fossil as they first appeared during the Cambrian Period and there are many species alive today. They have two valves or shells. Unlike clams or oysters, the two shells of a brachiopod are not exactly the same. They eat by filtering food from the water.





rhynchonella brachiopods

This brachiopod belongs to the order Rhynchoellida and comes from The Cretaceous Period. It was found in Morocco.


atrypha brachiopod

This brachiopod belongs to the order Atrypa and comes from the Devonian Period. It was found in Morocco.


Kingena wacoensis brachiopod

This brachiopod is called Kingena wacoensis. It is from the Cretaceous Period and was found in Tarrent County, Texas


homospira brachiopod

This brachiopod is called Homospira evan. It is from the Silurian Period and was found in Indiana.


Sowerbyella brachiopod

This brachiopod is called Sowerbyella. It is from the Ordovician Period and was found in Kentucky.



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