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Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea Fossil Lily 2.1ft


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Two exceptional crinoid specimens Scyphocrinites Elegans on one plate. This seabed plate of the very good quality. Each individual displays remarkable articulation, as they were laid down eons ago. Every anatomical detail picked out by careful conservation of this genuine and authentic fossil limestone plate. read our description below or to read more about the Crinoidea group, their anatomy, lifestyle, where they are found and how we excavate them follow this link to discover another world. Discover more about the Crinoidea family

Genus: Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea.
Origin: Djebel Issoumour, Tenéré Alnif, Morocco, North Africa.
Age: Paleozoic era, early Devonian, approximately 420 to 380 million years.

Overall height: 74 cm

Crinoidea plate measurements.
Height: 45.5 cm
Width: 66.5 cm
Depth 2.5 cm

Crinoidea weight: 15.5

Acrylic base [included with this product] dimensions.
Height: 2.5 cm
Width: 30 cm
Depth 30 cm

Overall weight: 21.5 Kg

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Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea 665mm. Displaying two fully articulated specimen crinoid Aboral cups or crowns attached to stems or stalks. These stems science theorises could have been as much as up to 50ft in length on giant types. The stems proximal end attached the crown (Aboral cup/calyx). In the crown or head the arms covered in cilia pass the food to the mouth (situated at the top of the calyx), in the crown the anus is also situated.

An early complex life form dating back to the Devonian period. This type scientifically named as the Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea. The 'Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea' often commonly referred to as sea lily's, date back to the Paleozoic era, lower Devonian approximately 420 to 380 million years. Although this type is extinct, members of the Crinoidea ‘Phylum Echinodermata’ family can still be seen in our oceans of today.

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