Disarticulated but very fine LYRIOCRINUS dactylis calyx and brachioles

$74.00

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Here is your chance to own a classic fossils from a classic site.
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A very nice crinoid calyx from the Rochester Shale of Middleport New York. This is a disarticulated but very nice LYRIOCRINUS dactylis..

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.

This is nice though slightly disarticulated calyx with many of the brachioles surrounding the large calyx.   These crinoids inhabited the ancient Silurian Seas along-side many other species. This crinoid again though disarticulated is a very fine specimen and is a must have for any collector of crinoids and especially of Rochester Shale fauna.

This crinoid measures 3.75 inches by 1.75 inches on an irregular shale matrix 8.25 inches by 4.75 inches

This is the specimen you will receive.

 

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