Scyphocrinites elegans Crinoidea 690mm. Displaying eight fully articulated crinoid Aboral cups or crowns, some attached to stems or stalks. The stem science theorises could have been as much as up to 50ft in length on giant types. The proximal stem end attached to 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.
A fine example of differently sized crinoid crowns on one plate. The colony covered over very quickly in some undersea catastrophe millions of years ago, enabling an anoxic environment to persist, which subsequently expedited the process of permineralisation and fossilisation preserving these life forms until their eventual excavation. A rare and remarkable occurrence of the natural world in which we live.
A complex form of animal dating back to the Devonian period. This type scientifically named as the Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea. The 'Scyphocrinites Elegans Crinoidea' lily 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 today.