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Hi all, I collected this lovely crinoid calyx stuck in a Favosites sp. from the Fern Glen Formation in Imperial, Missouri (Mississippian, Osagean Series). My guess is Platycrinus stellatus (based on Weller, Stuart, Kinderhook faunal studies; V, The fauna of the Fern Glen Formation. Geol. Soc. Am., Bull., vol. 20, 265-:332, (1909)) but I would prefer some more opinions since I'm new to paleozoic strata. On that note I would also welcome learning references on crinoids, especially regarding the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian. Thanks for any help or information. -
Having moved back to Missouri after many years in Texas, fossil hunting, and life in general, is an entirely new endeavor. It is good to have a friend and mentor to help me adjust to living in Missouri again. Our fellow TFF member Raistlin has taken me under his wing. Not only has he been helping me in the fossil hunting aspect, but he went as far as recommending me for a job at where he works. He even went so far as to make sure I was on the same team so we would be able to fossil hunt together. I couldn't ask for anything more. Raistlin and I were able to make our first trip together e