12.7" Wide Eocrinoid (Ascocystites) Plate - Ordovician

 
 
 
 
This is a large, plate of detailed Eocrinoids (Ascocystites sp.) collected near Kaid Errami, Morocco. The reddish/orange coloration due the oxidization of iron pyrite is very beautiful and showy. There are fossils present on both sides of the slab of limestone.

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 feeder 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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ascocystites sp.
LOCATION
Kaid Errami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
Largest Fossil 3.3", Rock 12.7x6.2"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#80293
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