Crinoid with Starfish
Lot 2083
Crinoid with Starfish
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£590 - 890
Lot Details
Crinoid with Starfish
Actinocrinites gibsoni, Onychaster flexilis
Lower Mississippian
Crawfordsville, Indiana

A sea lily, or crinoid, displaying the finely preserved state of the finest fossils of this locality, conceals an unusual surprise—a starfish entangled in its arms, possibly illustrating the symbiotic relationship shared between the two species. Exhibiting very well preserved stem and crown, the crinoid is offered in its natural matrix with four crowns of smaller associated specimens of the same genus.
Matrix measures 19 1/2 x 11 x 2 1/2in; Specimen measures 16in
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