Rare Stephanocrinus plus Crinobrachiatus



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 exceptionally rare and very often overlooked Fossil from the Rochester Shale of New York. There is also another nice crinoid on the rock.

The Rare Stephanocrinus plus Crinobrachiatus were collected decades ago and just recently prepared by our prep lab..
Here is a Super detailed and rare crinoid from a classic site in NY.

Crinoids from this site are preserved in Spectacular detail. Because of the wide variety and number of these crinoids it is also assumed they lived in dense communities,

These are actually animals related to modern day starfish, they are echinoderms. They have modern relatives called crinoids living in the deep oceans today however then they lived in shallow salt water seas and lagoons. They lived during the Paleozoic and were most prevalent during the Mississippian Period.

Because there were many species of crinoids, they shared a basic body styles.  They consisted of a stem by which it anchored to the sea floor with a “holdfast”, a theca which enclosed soft body tissues, and arms and pinnules which filtered food from the water.

Crinoids thrived 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. This silt eventually hardened into stone that preserved the crinoids in glorious detail.

This Rare Stephanocrinus plus Crinobrachiatus crinoid have exceptional detail. The fossil sits on a piece of matrix 1 1/4 by 1 3/4. It has been meticulously prepared using air abrasive technology. There is also a small piece of a Crinobrachiatus attached. It comes in this 3 1/4 by 4 1/4 inch glass topped Leatherette Collectors Display Case