12.6" Plate Of Jurassic Crinoid (Balanocrinus) Fossils - England
This is a 12.6" wide, plate of Lower Jurassic crinoid (Balanocrinus gracilis) fossils from Bridport, England. There are eight crowns on this plate along with a lot of stem sections. Comes with a display stand.
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.