1.2" Crinoid (Cercidocrinus) Fossil on Rock - Gilmore City, Iowa

This is a 2" wide fossil crinoid plate containing a crinoid of the species Cercidocrinus fimbria. The rock has been meticulously prepped away using air abrasives, to reveal the beautiful structure of this crinoid. It was collected from the Gilmore City Formation in Gilmore City, Iowa. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
Cercidocrinus fimbria
LOCATION
Gilmore City, Iowa
FORMATION
Gilmore City Formation
SIZE
1.2" long crinoid (including stem) on 2 x 1.6" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#102975
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