16.9" Fossil Crinoid Stems In Limestone Slab

This is a large polished slab containing crinoid stems and various other crinoid segments, in marble. It has been cut flat on both sides and later covered with a clear epoxy giving it a glossy, polished appearance.

Comes with a gibson display stand.

Crinoids, sometimes commonly referred to as sea lilies, are animals, not plants. They are echinoderms related to starfish, sea urchins, and brittle stars. Many crinoid traits are like other members of their phylum; such traits include tube feet, radial symmetry, a water vascular system, and appendages in multiples of five (pentameral). They first appeared in the Ordovician (488 million years ago) and some species are still alive today.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Various Crinoids
LOCATION
China
SIZE
16.9 x 8.8", .52" thick
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#130399
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