Two Fossil Crinoids And Gastropod - Crawfordsville, Indiana

 
 
This is fwo fossil crinoids from the Edwardsville Formation, Crawfordsville, Indiana. This specimen contains a Goniasteroidocrinus (largest), Platyceras, a snail attached to Goniasteroidocrinus, and a Macrocrinus (smaller). This specimen has repaired cracks.

The quality of preparation on this fossil is exquisite - using skillful air-abrasion techniques under a stereo microscope.

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.

It is believed that crinoids from the Ramp Creek Limestone were buried in sediment from nearby deltas during storms. The resulting siltstone deposits are soft enough that fossils can be extracted in exquisite, three-dimensional relief.

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.

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$225
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macrocrinus mundulus, Platyceras sp. & Goniasteroidocrinus sp.
LOCATION
Crawfordsville, Indiana
FORMATION
Edwardsville Formation
SIZE
2.4" larger, 2.0" smaller, 4.8 x 3.7" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#110564
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