Brachiopods live in exclusively marine environments, filter feeding using a lophophore. Brachiopods are often preserved with the two valves closed... Read more
- Phylum: Brachiopoda
These are the features that will help you to identify fossils as brachiopods, and that you should be attempting to label on a sketch (if they are preserved!).
- Two valves (brachial and pedicle)
- Bilateral symmetry
- Growth lines
- Ligament scar
Cambrian to present