SUPER DETAIL on this jumble from the ancient Silurian Sea floor
This is a spectacular piece of ancient Silurian sea floor – a jumble of bryozoan and crinoid pieces with a highly detailed CRINOBRACHIATUS a coiled crinoid.
Here is your chance to own some classic fossils from a classic site.
HARDER and Harder to obtain fossils from this private quarry in 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.
An example of a storm surge that came across the Silurian Sea and washed a fine slurry of mud, dirt and sand across the bottom tumbling the creatures and burying them in the soft silt. There they stayed until found and prepared.
The fossils are on an irregularly shaped matrix 3 1/8 by 2 3/4.
This is the fossil you will receive.