Thursday, June 21, 2012

Saccocoma pectinata Crinoid

This fossil is the remains of a floating crinoid called the Saccocoma pectinata. Found in the famous Solnhofen Limestone of Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany. Dated to the Jurassic Period. This amazing creature would have been a sight to see when it was alive floating in the Tethys Sea.