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Glyptocystites multiporus

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Various echinoderms from Ordovician New York...
Top right hand corner is the crinoid Cupulocrinus jewetti, which has its stem conveniently wrapped around a stem of the coral-like bryozoan, Batosoma.
Next to C. jewetti is Archaeocrinus pyriformis.
Directly below A. pyriformis is the rhombiferan cystoid Pleurocystites squamosus.
Directly in front is another rhombiferan cystoid, Glyptocystites multiporus
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TitanoRex's avatar
Ive heard tell of giant 30 meter+ crinoid could you tell if you known the genus
avancna's avatar
Have you tried googling Seirocrinus or Pentacrinus?
TitanoRex's avatar
No thanks (thats awesome)
ZaneAsylum's avatar
the textures are nice and the subtle colors work well together
avancna's avatar
Certainly, the oceans are poorer for the loss of these enigmatic creatures.
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avancna's avatar
Like I said before in other comments, I have nothing but the utmost respect to the people who draw crinoids on a regular basis.
rupted's avatar
Not that the ocean today isn't an amazing place, but man would I love to see what the ancient ocean looked like. How these guys lived...
avancna's avatar
That, I'm still trying to figure out.
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