A marine invertebrate of the phylum Brachiopoda, which comprises the lamp shells.
- Most such particles are echinoderm stem ossicles, brachiopods, bryozoans or other corals.
- Corals, conodonts, bivalves, brachiopods and cephalopods have comparable intracratonic distribution patterns.
- Crinoids, together with brachiopods, dominated the Paleozoic sessile benthos.
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