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.

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Common name

Crinoid sea lily

Scientific name

Apiocrinites elegans


Echinoderms > Crinoids


Forest Marble

Time period

Middle Jurassic


166 million years

Where found

Langton Herring

Found by



Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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