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A complete Pycnocrinus dyeri from holdfast to crown

Fossil Type:

Crinoid

Name:

Pycnocrinus dyeri (Meek)

Formation:

Corryville Member, McMillan Formation

Age:

Cincinnatian, Late Ordovician

Location:

Clermont Co., Ohio

Notes:

Preserving complete crinoids as fossil requires quick burial in soft sediment. This specimen coiled the distal end of the column in the sediment as an anchor. Note the splayed arms with delicate pinnules preserved. Cincinnati Museum Center specimen.

Date Posted:

July 21, 2014

 

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