Sea Lily Fossil Beautifully Detailed 300 Million Years Old
Sea Lilies are a member of a still existent group of life known as Crinoids, which fossil records date back existing over 450 million years ago. This particular sea lily fossil is about 300 million years old! This piece has really beautiful detail and you can see why it was given the Greek name Crinoid meaning 'old lily'. This fossil was discovered in Montgomery County, Indiana, in the Ramp Creek Formation, more specifically in the Sanders Group of the Lower Mississippian. The scientific name of this particular specimen is Cyathocrinites Brevisacculus.
The piece is about 2 1/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/2" thick