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    CRINOID FOSSIL
    Agaricocrinus americannus
    Mississippian
    Edwardsville Formation
    Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA
    3.58 x 2.17 x 0.86 inches (9.1 x 5.53 x 2.2 cm)

    This magnificent variety of extinct Crinoid, known only from its fossils, is referred to as the "Mushroom Crinoid" for the obvious similarity of its robust head to the popular fungus. This fine specimen rises in discrete relief from its gray host rock and sticks up and out from the matrix in a rather pronounced way. The detail of the fossil is remarkable in testament to the painstaking preparation required to get such a complicated invertebrate specimen ready for display and appreciation. This is a very nice Crinoid fossil.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2015
    21st Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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