Breathtaking Dorycrinus Complete to the Roots

Name: Dorycrinus gouldi
Age:  Mississippian
Formation:  Edwardsville Formation
Location:  Crawfordsville, Indiana
Size: Crinoid is 12.4 inches long!

Specimen SS158

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Here is a very displayable specimen of one of the most sought-after crinoids in the world. This is Dorycrinus gouldi from the the famous Crawfordsville, Indiana locality. This particular camerate crinoid has a large, bulbous-plated cup and somewhat slender, biserial arms. However, the distinctive feature of this crinoid is its long spines. This species has many large spikes emanating from the tegmen - the spikes are wonderfully intact and have been prepared in a free-standing manner on this specimen.  The plate structure of the robust cup is superb, the detailed arms are easily seen, and an EXTREMELY LONG, articulated stem is complete down to the tiny rootlets! The fossil has exceptional color and contrasts strikingly with the light-colored matrix. The sea lily is beautifully displayed on the large plate of siltstone and has been prepared in high relief so that the crinoid stands well above the surface of the matrix. This is a complete, top quality example of Dorycrinus, possiblly the most coveted crinoid among collectors.

A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.

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