Monday, January 23, 2017

Blastoid with Long Stem + Unidentified Crinoid?

These pictures show recent fossil finds in the Indian Springs Formation of Crawford County Indiana USA. The fossils date to the Mississippian Period. This fossil shown on the top is a Pentremites sp. blastoid with quite a long stem. The end of the stem has quite a few little stubs where the hold fast roots once were to anchor it to the seabed.
 This last picture is a close up of an unidentified crinoid calyx.
Thanks to Kenny for showing me these fossils.