6.7" Wide, Eocrinoid (Ascocystites) Plate - Ordovician

This is a 6.7" eocrinoid (Ascocystites) plate from near Kaid Errami, Morocco. The reddish/orange coloration is due to the oxidization of iron pyrite and is very showy. This plate contains at least ten eocrinoids, the largest, 3.0" long. There are fossils on both sides of the rock.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Eocrinoids were an early group of echinoderms that lived between the Early Cambrian and Late Silurian periods. They had a stalk which attached them to the bottom of the ocean via a holdfast and were benthic suspension feeders which used their arms to move particles of food towards a mouth. They are believed to be ancestral to many other groups including crinoids and blastoids.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Ascocystites sp.
LOCATION
Kaid Errami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
6.7 x 4.1" rock, 3.0" largest eocrinoid
CATEGORY
ITEM
#118208
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