Type: fossils

Category: fossils

Chemical/Scientific/Etc. : Palaeoecology: The genus, stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Description/Characteristics :  

Alectryonia is a genus of extinct brachiopods, marine animals with bivalve shells, that lived during the Paleozoic era.
Shell structure: Had two shells (valves) that were hinged together. The shells were composed of calcium carbonate.
Lophophore: A tentacle-like organ that helps in filter-feeding.
Habitat: Inhabiting various environments ranging from shallow to deep seas.

Place of collections: Thiruchirappalli

Date/Month/year of Collection: 2017

Distribution: JStratigraphic Range: Triassic to Recent

Uses if any: Study of  fossils

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