Friday, September 21, 2012

Nucleocrinus elegans from the Widder formation

This past July I was up collecting at Hungry Hollow near Arkona, Canada and ran into a couple of fellow fossil collectors. We chatted for a bit and one of them gave me the fossil below, a Nucleocrinus elegans.

Oral surface (top)

Basal surface (where the stem attached)

Side views

I think he felt bad for me as I complained that I hadn't found many blastoids at the site (despite their relative local abundance). I gave him some pieces of North Evans Limestone that are loaded with micro fossil fish and conodont teeth as a thank you. Sadly I didn't write their names down or I could give proper credit.

This is my third blastoid species from the Hungry Hollow member of the Widder formation (Devonian, Givetian stage) after Hyperoblastus reimanni and Heteroschisma canadensis.


  1. My guess is John and Mike Topor who were the two guys you ran into at Arkona.

  2. Actually I think it was a gentleman named Darell and his buddy.