Crinoid sea lily

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Amazing arms!

This beautiful specimen of Encrinus liliformis shows the crinoid’s stalk and crown of arms, wonderfully preserved in three dimensions. The arms are used for filtering food from the water. Crinoids from the Jurassic Coast are usually flatter than this, as they were not as robust as this specimen from Germany.

Find out more about crinoids on the echinoderms pages.

Common name

Crinoid sea lily

Scientific name

Encrinus liliformis

Type

Echinoderms > Crinoids


Strata

Muschelkalk

Time period

Triassic

Age

240 million years

Where found

Germany

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2000.37