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These two Dimerocrinites and Homocrinus crinoids are from the Rochester Shale of New York. They were collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab.
This is an exceptional multi species plate with a partial Dimerocrinites and Homocrinus from the Rochester Shale of New York.
Fossils especially these two Dimerocrinites and Homocrinus from the Rochester Shale of New York. from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the wide variety and number of these Crinoids it is also assumed they lived in dense communities,
These two Dimerocrinites and Homocrinus crinoids are actually animals related to modern day starfish so they are echinoderms. They have modern relatives that live in the deep oceans today. So then they lived in shallow salt water seas and lagoons. They lived during the Paleozoic and were most prevalent during the Mississippian Period.
Although there were many species of Crinoids, they shared a basic body styles consisting of a stem by which it anchored to the sea floor with a “holdfast”, a calyx which enclosed soft body tissues, and arms and pinnules which filtered food from the water.
Dimerocrinites and Homocrinus thrived in the warm shallow inland sea that covered the area during the Silurian Period some 420 million years ago. The crinoids living near what is now Middleport New York were established near an ocean delta system that periodically buried the colonies in silt. This silt eventually hardened into stone that preserved the crinoids in glorious detail.
This plate has exceptional detail . The plate is an irregular matrix 6 inches by 5 inches.
Multi Species Plate
Rochester Shale Formation
Middleport, New York