2.1" Fossil Crinoid (Jimbacrinus) - Gascoyne Junction, Australia

 
 
 
 
This is 2.1" fossil crinoid (Jimbacrinus) from the Cundlego Formation near Gascoyne Junction, Australia. It is the calyx (body) and pinnules (feeding arms). The crinoid is in excellent condition and nicely prepared. The calyx has been reattached. Jimbacrinus was a stalk crinoid about 10" (25cm) tall.

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Crinoids, sometimes commonly referred to as sea lilies, are animals, not plants. They are echinoderms related to starfish, sea urchins, and brittle stars. Many crinoid traits are like other members of their phylum; such traits include tube feet, radial symmetry, a water vascular system, and appendages in multiples of five (pentameral). They first appeared in the Ordovician (488 million years ago) and some species are still alive today.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Jimbacrinus bostocki
LOCATION
Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia
FORMATION
Cundlego Formation
SIZE
2.1" crinoid, 3.2 x 2.6" sandstone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#114433
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