Thursday, November 19, 2020

Pentacrinites briareus Crinoid Fossil


Today's fossil is from the old hunting grounds of the famous collector Mary Anning. This picture is of a Pentacrinites briareus (Miller, 1821) crinoid (sea lily). It was found in Lyme Regis, England. The fossil dates to the Jurassic Period (206-144 million years ago).

The fossil was on display in the Evolving Planet section of The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago Illinois, USA as of August 2020. Accession number is P1892a.

The genus Pentacrinites was named by Blumenbach in 1804.