Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eucladocrinus kentuckiensis Crinoid

Here is a crinoid disc from Lake Cumberland and it appears to be Eucladocrinus kentuckiensis.

This species is documented in the The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions Echinodermata, Article 9, Plate 4, Figure 7, Classification and Nomenclature of Fossil Crinoids Based on Studies of Dissociated Parts of Their Columns by Raymond C. Moore and Russell M. Jeffords. The publication was dated January 26, 1968.

I think this looks like cat eye.