This is a fine example of this variety of Camerate crinoid to be found in the late Silurian deposits of Morocco, with much detail to the calyx, and many fine pinnules present.
Price: € 275,--
Name: Scyphocrinus elegans
Size: 25 x 21 cm
Period: Silurian/Devonian period
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Scyphocrinus, is an extinct genus of crinoids. Species belonging to this genus lived during the Silurian and Devonian periods (from 443.4 to 358.9 Ma). Scyphocrinites had a lobolith, which is a floating sphere that keeps an animal afloat in water. Unlike other crinoids, Scyphocrinites hung upside down at the surface.