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This silicified blastoid at 31 mm in width is close to maximum size for the species. Found with at least three species of crinoids in Mississippian Escabrosa Limestone which is roughly equivalent to the Redwall Limestone of central and northern Arizona. Macurda D. B., Jr. 1965. The functional morphology and stratigraphic distribution of the Mississippian blastoid genus Orophocrinus. Journal of Paleontology 39(6):1045-1096. McKee, Edwin D., Gutschick, R. C., 1969. History of the Redwall Limestone of northern Arizona. Geological Society of America Memoirs 114, 1-700.
I found one of my most interesting and productive fossil sites ever east of Phoenix near Superior, Arizona in late November. The hill contained outcrops of the Devonian Martin Formation and the Mississippian Escabrosa Formation which is roughly the same age as the Redwall Limestone found further north. My first interesting find was several Pachyphyllum corals with very small corallites. The “craters” within the corallites averages just under 2 mm which suggested that these were the P. nevadense species which is not common in the Payson area further to the north. The c