Lecanocrinus Macropetalus Crinoid


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Here is a very fine Lecanocrinus macropetalus crinoid calyx 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 Lecanocrinus Macropetalus crinoid calyx crown exhibits the very fine detail.  It is 1/2 inches wide by 7/8 inch tall. It is free of matrix and has been prepared using air abrasive technology.

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.

Lecanocrinus Macropetalus crinoid lived in the warm 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 a delta system that periodically buried the colonies in silt. It is because the silt hardened into stone that preserved the crinoids in detail.

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.

Because fossils are brittle this Lecanocrinus Macropetalus crinoid comes in this handsome black, glass topped leatherette collectors case 3 x 4 inches.

This is the specimen you will receive.