Crinoid Block

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Lot 9107
Crinoid Block

Sold for US$ 2,400 inc. premium

Natural History

30 Apr 2008, 13:00 EDT

New York

Crinoid Block
Jimbacrinus bostocki
Early Permian - Late Artinskian
Cundlego Formation, Gascoyne Junction, Northwest Territories, Australia

A wonderful multiple crinoid plate illustrating marine life in the Permian, this block of prehistoric sea floor displays six crinoids beautifully prepared in high relief. 260 million years ago, these individuals anchored themselves to the sea bottom and used their arm-like tentacles to capture small prey. The robust specimens exhibit large cups with highly ornamented, spiky plates and long, stout uniserial arms. The beautiful natural composition from down under displays the red iron oxide coloration of the locality. Matrix measures 12 x 11in
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