Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Pterocrinus acutus Crinoid with Snail Fossil

This crinoid calyx appears to be a Pterocrinus acutus (Wetherby, 1879). It has a snail fossil fossilized with it. The animals existed in the Mississippian Period and were found in the Glen Dean member of Grayson County Kentucky USA.

Thanks to Kenny for images.

See more images of crinoids like this at Don R. Chesnut's web page on fossils of the Sloans Valley Member (Paragon Formation).