10.7" Wide Eocrinoid (Ascocystites) Cluster - Ordovician

This is a plate of very detailed Eocrinoids of the genus Ascocystites collected near El Kaid Rami, Morocco. There are several dozen specimens on both sides of the rock. Many have a vibrant orange color due to the oxidization of iron pyrite which originally replaced the fossils. This is a very nice cluster.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Eocrinoids were an early group of echinoderms that lived between the Early Cambrian and Late Silurian periods. They had a stalk which attached them to the bottom of the ocean via a holdfast and were benthic suspension feeder which used their arms to move particles of food towards a mouth. They are believed to be ancestral to many other groups including crinoids and blastoids.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ascocystites sp.
LOCATION
El Kaid Rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
Plate 10.7x4.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#36338
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