Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)
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Detailed 3D crinoid multi-stem fossil (38 mm)

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A stunning example of a crinoid fossil of the species Pentacrinites fossilis from the world-famous Jurassic Coast beach of Charmouth, Dorset UK.

The fossil measures 38 mm (1.5 inches) across and consists of multiple stems from a crinoid colony with their attachment cirri lying on one side and several stem ossicles with the star-shaped-cross-section that gives this genus its name showing on the reverse. It has an extremely high level of detail down to the smallest parts and is preserved in 3D. This is a very fine example of this fossil type. Crinoid fossils of this quality are hard to find. It is preserved in calcite and has been coated in a reversible (soluble) lacquer for protection.

Around 196 million years old, this fossil would make a wonderful addition to any collection.

Crinoids are echinoderms closely related to starfish and sea urchins, and have been around for many hundreds of millions of years. They still live today in the deep seas around the world.