← The Four General Features of the Fossil Record Export Options Alphabetize Word-Def Delimiter Tab Comma Custom Def-Word Delimiter New Line Semicolon Custom Data Copy and paste the text below. It is read-only. Select All General Feature 1 Fossils are usually found in sedimentary rock. General Feature 2 The vast majority of the fossil record is made up of clams and other hard shelled creatures. General Feature 3 Few of the fossils we find are of organisms that are now extinct. General Feature 4 Fossils found in one layer of stratified rock can be consiterably different from fossils found in another layer.