Endelocrinus murrysvillensis

Endelocrinus murrysvillensis is a species of crinoid that was first described in 1967 by John James Burke. Crinoids are a long-lived class of invertebrates that have existed from Ordovician times to the current day. Nicknamed sea lilies, these beautiful sea creatures are often found as small disc-shaped fossils with aRead More →

Here are some stacked views taken through a microscope of a crinoid column with two side stems. Crinoid columns are very common in the local limestone, however ones with side branches are more rare. These are some close ups and microscopic views of the surfaces. Other Crinoid Posts Crinoid StemRead More →

After finding a great Sea Pen example, I also found this one that had been set aside. The specimen passes through the rock, therefore showing itself on the other side as well. A Crinoid stem impression can be seen on the opposite side. The first one I found was supposedRead More →

The shell is probably Schizodus. The impression of the Crinoid is well defined. In my opinion this specimen worth keeping. Schizodus was first described by W. King in 1844. It’s interesting to wonder if this impression was left during the burial process, or was the result of compression of theRead More →