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 is a wonderful DENDROCRINUS longidactylis from the famous Rochester Shale Fossil beds of Middleport, New York.
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 a very showy piece exhibiting fine detail of the slightly disarticulated arms and stem. These crinoids inhabited the ancient Silurian Seas along-side many other species. Though slightly dis-articulated this crinoid is a must have for any collector of crinoids and especially of Rochester Shale fauna. Disarticulation is possibly due to storm activity during deposition. There is a repaired crack across the upper part of the matrix through the top of the crinoid.
This crinoid measures 2 inches by .96 inches on an irregular gray shale matrix measuring 3.5 inches by 3 inches
This is the specimen you will receive.