Diminutive Silurian Rochester Shale Crinoid HOMOCRINUS parva

$12.00

1 in stock

Description

For the Serious Crinoid Collector or the Collector of Rochester Shale Fauna this one is a must have.
So many people don’t even see these or walk right by them, even toss them aside.

Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site. These crinoids, as thin as a human hair are often overlooked.
HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This is an outstanding HOMOCRINUS parva Crinoid from the Rochester Shale. These 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.

HOMOCRINUS parva is a diminutive crinoid, they are quite rare and usually are not collected. They are tiny but super preservation. One can almost imagine all these crinoids waving in the ancient Silurian Seas.  This one is 1/2 long.

They come in this handsome 3 1/4 by 4 1/4 glass topped leatherette collectors case

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