.2" Permian Crinoid Calyx (Embryocrinus) - Timor

This is the calyx of a Permian Embryocrinus crinoid from the Sonnebait Series of Basleo, Timor. The calyx is the "head" of the crinoid, where the arms and stem attaches. Often, the calyx is the only part of a crinoid that preserves.

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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
Embryocrinus sp.
LOCATION
Basleo, Timor
FORMATION
Sonnebait Series
SIZE
.2" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#190089
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