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    FINE MULTI-CRINOID PLAQUE
    Several species
    Carboniferous, Mississippian epoch, Osagean stage
    Edwardsville Farm, Crawfordville, Montgomery Co., Indiana

    The famed crinoid beds of Crawfordsville, Indiana, boast over 100 species of fossil crinoids and related echinoderms. No one is more expert at their identification and preparation than Tom Witherspoon, whose work has been collected by major natural history museums across the world. His skill is immediately evident in the superb three-dimensionality of this plaque and the exquisitely delicate detail of the specimens themselves. Specimens of this size and quality, not to mention the great variety of species, can take years to prepare. Included here are multiple stem sections and crowns from over 15 different species including: Abrotocrinus occidentalis, Agaricocrinus americanus, Agaricocrinus splendens, Gilbertsocrinus dispansus, Platycrinites recurvibrachiatus, Platycrinites saffordi, Cyathocrinites iowensis, Parascytalocrinus validus, Scytalocrinus disparilis, Onychocrinus ulrichi, Barycrinus stellatus, Abatocrinus grandis, Lebetocrinus grandis, Actinocrinites gibsoni and Camptocrinus crawfordsvillensis, as well as the Onychaster flexilis starfish and gastropod Platyceras acutirostre. This superb natural assemblage measures 34 x 19 inches


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
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