Crinoid Fossils

The Crinoid fossils for sale here are from the US and from Morocco. Fossilicious carries lots of crinoid parts for educational use. Of course everybody has crinoid stems, we also have calyx and holdfast specimens as well as some showy plates from Morocco.

Crinoids are a kind of sea animal that look like a flower growing on thick stems. The crinoids attach themselves to the bottom of the sea floor or a rock or a piece of wood with the root-like holdfast. Crinoids are echinoderms, with the flower part being the arms that catch its food. Almost all varieties of crinoids have been extinct since the end of the Triassic period, but a few species exist to this day.


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