4.6" 3D Fossil Crinoid (Encrinus) - Alverdissen, Germany

This is a beautifully preserved, 4.6" long crinoid (Encrinus liliiformis) fossil from the Muschelkalk Formation of Germany. It's very inflated and nicely prepared.

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.
FOR SALE
$595
DETAILS
SPECIES
Encrinus liliiformis
LOCATION
Alverdissen, Germany
FORMATION
Muschelkalk Formation
SIZE
4.6" on 5.9x3" limestone
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#130492
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.