Scyphocrinites elegans sp.
Upper Silurian - 420 Million Years Ago
Boutschrafin, Erfoud, Morocco
Specimen size: 12.5" x 8" , 2 crowns which are interconnected. Plates are typically broken upon excavation, so the plate has been glued back together, but restoration is minimal at best, there are no composites on this plate.
Crinoids are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea, one of the classes of the phylum Echinodermata, which additionally consists of the starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers.