Crinoid sea lily

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Apiocrinites is one of the more unusual and distinctive crinoids from the Jurassic Coast. Unlike the Lower Jurassic Pentacrinites which has a star-shaped cross section, Apiocrinites is composed of a series of round disks that swell in size to form the calyx, the structure that houses the main body. The individual, scattered disks are more common and are quite perplexing unless you know what the whole animal looks like.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

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Common name

Crinoid sea lily

Scientific name

Apiocrinites elegans

Type

Echinoderms > Crinoids


Strata

Forest Marble

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

166 million years

Where found

Langton Herring

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02231.35.38.42