paleontology
Fossil crinoids frm Alabama

Dad was plowing a field with his tractor and unearthed what he thought was a rock, but it was a cluster of fossils. Looks to be from an ancient seabed. Strange it being in North Alabama.

Fossil Collector: Danmanua

Location: Tuscumbia, AL

[Editor's Note: These are fossil crinoid stems, a relative of the starfish although they resemble plants. You can likely see a few other examples by searching the keyword crinoid on this website. The fossil location is far inland now, but I encourage you to find out how far the vast inland sea extended into ancient North America. I think you will be amazed. The world was very different then.]

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3 Responses to “North Alabama Fossil Crinoids”

  1. jonathan says:

    Getting into fossil hunting and I have found a shell fossil in north Alabama high on a mountain.

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  2. tommy says:

    how do I join so I can share the many crinoid fossils I have collected?Thanks for your time.

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  3. Scott says:

    Click the link under the “Pages” tab above to submit you picture and information. Please tell us a bit about the fossil and where you found it and don’t forget to attach the picture.

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