• Question: So are there any kind of fossils that have been found with you in it? Or are you too squishy?

    Asked by frostycetacea to Scottish Crossbill, Brachiopod on 13 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Terebratulina Retusa

      Terebratulina Retusa answered on 13 Nov 2017:

      I’m the very opposite of squishy! One of the reasons I have such a good fossil record is that I’m mostly made of very hard shell.

    • Photo: Scottish Crossbill

      Scottish Crossbill answered on 29 Nov 2017:

      I don’t know of any fossils with crossbills in them, but there are certainly ones with birds in them. In fact the most important and famous fossil ever found – archaeopteryx – is an ancestor of all the birds. Soooo cool.