Detailed Cyathocrinites harrodi Crawfordsville Crinoid

Cyathocrinites harrodi

Family Cyathocrinitidae

Geological Time: Lower Mississippian Osagean Stage (345 m.y.a)

Size: Crown: 32 mm long by 22 mm wide stem: 32 mm on a 70 mm by 55 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Crawfordsville, Indiana Crinoids

Description: A well-preserved example of an Inadunate Cladid crinoid known as Cyathocrinites harrodi (Family Cyathocrinitidae). Its serially branching arms formed a most effective basket for filtering out the minute particles upon which it fed. This one has an attached stem, making it a more desirable example than many seen

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