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Crinoid

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Crinoids like this evolved anal tubes and spines to deter parasites and predators such as snails and fish.

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  • Title: Crinoid
  • Location: Des Moines County, Iowa, United States, North America
  • Type: Fossil
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • USNM Catalog Number(s): S6098
  • Scientific Name: <i>Uperocrinus nashvillae</i>
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Geologic Age: Paleozoic - Mississippian - Lower/Early
  • Field: Paleobiology

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