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.
A very nice crinoid calyx from the Rochester Shale of Middleport New York. Here is a small LECANOCRINUS macropetalus.
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 calyx exhibiting a very inflated calyx with remains of short stubby arms. 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 crinoid calyx measures measures .48 inches by .51 inches.
The specimen comes in this handsome collectors box.
This is the specimen you will receive.