Five Alian-Looking Jimbacrinus Crinoid Fossils - Australia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is beautiful mortality plate of Jimbacrinus bostocki crinoid fossils from Western Australia with five individuals on it. These crinoids are 3D and have a very alien appearance. The plate is 6x4.6" and has been nicely prepared. The largest crinoid on this plate measures 2.3" long.

These Jimbacrinus crinoids are hard to acquire due to Australia's strict fossil export laws. This specimen was exported legally during the 80's and was in a collection for year before being recently re-prepared.

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.
FOR SALE
$695
DETAILS
SPECIES
Jimbacrinus bostocki
LOCATION
Gascoyne Junction, Western Australia
FORMATION
Cundlego Formation
SIZE
Matrix 6x4.6", Largest crinoid 2.3"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#68357
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