[ US /ˈbɹeɪkiəˌpɑd/ ]
  1. of or belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda
  1. marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
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  • The status of many Eurasian species of Late Devonian cyrtospiriferid brachiopods require careful restudy to properly assess their generic status and assignment to morphologic/phylogenetic groups of Cyrtospirifer outlined below.
  • Other faunal elements include colonial and solitary corals, encrusting bryozoans, stromatoporoids, and rare brachiopods.
  • Contributions to the Anatomy of the Brachiopoda" "Proceedings of the Royal Society" 7 (1854-55) 106-117; 241, 242. The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley
  • In eastern Mongolia late Permian marine sediments with brachiopods, crinoids and Bryozoa and Triassic marine sediments with ammonites occur in the suture zone, indicating that marine conditions existed during these times.
  • A good analog of the decrescent side is the interarea of brachiopods or the hinge area of bivalves.
  • Later Paleozoic seas were dominated by crinoid and blastoid echinoderms, articulate brachiopods, graptolites, and tabulate and rugose corals. Paleozoic
  • At this locality, the two stricklandioid species occur mainly in yellowish green, thin-bedded, calcareous mudstone, associated with other brachiopods and rugose corals.
  • In that time, the first undoubted fossil annelids, arthropods, brachiopods, echinoderms, molluscs, onychophorans, poriferans, and priapulids show up in rocks all over the world.
  • The fossil content consists of ammonites, belemnites, brachiopods, echinoderms, bivalves, crinoids, gastropods, ostracodes and benthic foraminifers.
  • The same kind of coelom-formation as in sagitta was afterwards found by Kowalevsky in brachiopods and other invertebrates, and in the lowest vertebrate -- the amphioxus. The Evolution of Man — Volume 1
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