Crinoid fossil

Description: This section of Indiana limestone contains the remains of an ancient sea creature over 300 million years old. Called a crinoid, these animals exist today. They are related to starfish, and root themselves to the sea floor in order to gently filter feed in the water currents. This specimen was found in Montgomery County, Indiana. This crinoid fossil comes from a time that geologists call the "Mississippian Period" or the "Age of the Crinoids."
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: Creative Commons (CC By-SA 3.0);
Geography: Indiana
Subjects: Fossils
Animals, Fossil
Crinoidea, Fossil
Indiana -- History

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