Beautiful DENDROCRINUS longidactylus Crinoid Crown

$75.00

1 in stock

Description

Here is a very fine DENDROCRINUS longidactylus from the famous Silurian Rochester Shale beds of Middleport, New York.

Here is your chance to own a classic fossils from a classic site.
HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York.

This crinoid crown exhibits the very fine detail of the arms as well as the anal tube.  It is 2 inches wide by 1 1/2 inch tall sitting on a gray matrix 3 1/4 inches by 3 inches.

Crinoids are actually animals and not plants as the common name “Sea Lilies” would suggest. They are Echinoderms, related to modern day starfish. They were filer feeders capturing their food with the long slender arms or brachioles.

These crinoids inhabited the ancient Silurian Seas along-side many other species. This crinoid calyx  is a must have for any collector of crinoids and especially of Rochester Shale fauna.

This is the specimen you will receive.

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