4.1" Beautiful Crinoid Plate (4 Species) - Crawfordsville, Indiana

 
This is a 4.1" crinoid association from the Edwardsville Formation, Crawfordsville, Indiana, with four individual specimens present representing four distinct species. This is a natural association and none of the specimens are composites though there some repair to the matrix. This fossil comes with an acrylic stand.

Identification by #:

#1-Abrotocrinus coreyi
#47-Scytalocrinus decadactylus
#100-Cyathocrinites jowensis
Sarocrinus varsovensis

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.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Scytalocrinus decadactylus and others
LOCATION
Crawfordsville, Indiana
FORMATION
Edwardsville Formation
SIZE
4.1 x 3.7"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#104752
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