Crinoidea - Phylum Echinodermata

Scyphocrinites Elegans Sea Lily 00ft

£492.00 GBP

An excellent fossil specimen which is truly defined with its original details and articulation of feathery arms and pinnules. Exhibiting good distinct detail allowing the attributes of the crinoid to be studied. Read our description below to discover about the Crinoidea family and how we excavate these marvellous specimens, simply follow this link to discover another world.

A fossil limestone seabed plate encapsulating the exceptionally well-preserved crinoid specimen; Scyphocrinites Elegans sp. A well defined, distinct fossil specimen in all its anatomical attributes, displaying the remarkable articulation of the extinct fossilised marine echinoderm as if laid down only very recently, not aeons ago. Careful conservation of this genuine and authentic fossil limestone plate has enabled the now natural sculptural element to be highlighted. The whole set into a bronze cradle on a bronze plinth base. The specimen plate easily removed for study, not fixed in place, the harmonious design balancing the fossil plate securely in place.

Exhibiting a fully articulated crinoid crown and stem. The aboral cup or crown, attached to its associated stem or stalk. The stems of some crinoids may have been as much as 50 feet in length on large type Crinoidea. The proximal stem end is attached to the crown aboral cup, the calyx. In the crown or head the arms covered in cilia (feet like feelers), pass food to the mouth situated at the top of the calyx, in this crown the anus is situated next to the mouth, an intestinal tube passes from the mouth in a 'U' shaped tracked to the annulus, the crinoids food passes through this tracked and is digested and exits via the anus opening when the cover over the aboral cup opens to feed.

A fine example of a crinoid crown and stem complete and on one seabed limestone plate. The crinoid covered over very quickly in some undersea catastrophe millions of years ago, enabling an anoxic environment to persist, which subsequently expedited the process of per mineralisation and fossilisation preserving these life forms until their eventual excavation. A rare and remarkable occurrence of the natural world in which we live.

Genus: Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea.
Origin: Djebel Issoumour, Alnif, Morocco, North Africa.
Age: Palaeozoic, Devonian, 443.500,000 - 358,900,000 years.

Crinoidea plate measurements.
Height: 00.0 cm
Width: 00.0 cm
Depth 00.0 cm

Including stand measurements.
Height: 00.0 cm
Width: 00.0 cm
Depth 00.0 cm
Weight: 0,000 g

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