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These Pentremites are often called 'Blastoids' . They are extinct echinoderms with living relatives including; starfish, sea cucumbers, sea urchins and brittle stars. They attached themselves to the bottom of the sea floor with thin stems. Mississippian in age, they lived 320 to 360 million years ago.  They have been beautifully prepped and many of them are accompanied by other fossils on the same matrix.
This specimen sits on a nice 2 by 3 Inch matrix and is nearly perfectly "framed" by surrogate rock.  Its a beauty!  Paint Creek fm, Floraville, Illinois USA.
Item: ECH014
Butt Wait!
Very nicely detailed blastoid sitting at an angle of which it might have fallen off the stem those many million of years ago.  Exquisite detail, you can clearly see the mouth and amuses of this specimen.  Paint Creek fm, Floraville, Illinois USA.
Item: ECH015
Click for more details... Black Bart: This blastoid is a very dark gray as is the matrix it is on.  Unidentified species, location of where it was collected and age. It measures 7/8ths inch long on a triangle shaped matrix roughly measuring 3 by 3 inches. Item: ECH008 Price: $12.00
This is a nice large blastoid perched on the edge of the matrix along with other fossiliferious material.  2.5 by 3 Inch matrix.  Paint Creek fm, Floraville, Illinois USA.
Item: ECH013
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I'm Crushed
Two nice specimens with the smaller one in pristine condition and the larger one compressed though the ages of time.  Very ineresting! Paint Creek fm, Floraville, Illinois USA.
Item: ECH016
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Tres Virgos
Three Pentremites blastoids on the gray shale of the Ridenhower formation.  The largest is 3/4 inches long.  Mississippian age, collected at Millstadt IL.  The matrix is approx. 3.5 by 3 inches
Item ECH010
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Little Joe: This specimen is beautifully centered on a thin matrix. The blastoid measures just under 1/2 inch tall on a matrix that is 3-3/4 inches long by 2 inches wide. Item: ECH001 Price: Sold, Thank You!


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