Uperocrinus & Abatocrinus Crinoid Calyxes - Missouri

This is a cool plate of Mississipian aged echinoderm fossils from Missouri. There are calyxes of two different types of crinoids Uperocrinus pyriformis & Abatocrinus clypeatus on the rock filled with crinoid stem fragments.

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.

Blastoids are an extinct type of filter feeding, stemmed echinoderm that resembles a small
DETAILS
SPECIES
Uperocrinus pyriformis & Abatocrinus clypeatus
LOCATION
Marion County, Missouri
FORMATION
Burlington Formation
SIZE
Matrix 2.6x2.1"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#44137
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