Description

Here is your chance to own a classic fossil from a classic site.
HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in Middleport, New York

This is an outstanding block of HOMOCRINUS parva Crinoids 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 is assemblages such as this. They are tiny but super preservation. One can almost imagine all these crinoids waving in the ancient Silurian Seas. These colonies must have been something to see.

The crinoids average 3/4 of an inch long and sit on a rectangular matrix 6 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches wide.

There are at LEAST 10 crinoids on this plate. You can easily see the calyx and the stem along with the three brachioles on a majority of the crinoids. This is definitely a must have for crinoid collectors a rare and special block.