liliiformi Crinoid from Germany
Echinodermata, Subphylum Crinozoa, Class Crinoidea (crinoid)
Age: Triassic (230 mya)
crown and stem 125 mm
Upper Muschelkalk Formation, Alverdissen, Germany
is an impressive and well cleaned crinoid specimen from Triassic Germany.
The Muschelkalk Formation from which it comes dates to around 230
million years ago during the Triassic Period, a time when large areas
of Germany were covered with an inland sea. The Middle Triassic occurs
throughout Europe and is generally characterized by the limestone
deposits of the Muschelkalk Formation that provide evidence of a period
low sedimentation due to a decline is sea levels.
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