1.6" Fossil Crinoid (Platycrinites) - Missouri

This is a 1.6" wide crinoid (Platycrinites sp.) that was collected from the Keokuk Formation of Randolph County, Missouri. There are bryozoan fossils that have been partially exposed, scattered throughout the rock. There is a repaired crack through this crinoid.

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
Platycrinites sp.
LOCATION
Randolph County, Missouri
FORMATION
Keokuk Formation
SIZE
1.6" wide crinoid on 3.3 x 2.2"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#148977
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