Homocystites anatiformis; a cystoid (a stalked echinoderm) from Ontario, Canada - ROM2004_982_12

Cystoids fossil, Homocystites anatiformis (Hall), collected 1985
ROM2004_982_12

Homocystites anatiformis; a cystoid (a stalked echinoderm) from Ontario, Canada

Dimensions:
Slab: 50 (L) x 33 (W) cm
Taxonomy
    • Attributes
    • Objects
    • Taxonomy
    • KingdomAnimalia
    • PhylumEchinodermata
    • ClassRhombifera
    • OrderGlyptocystitida
    • FamilyCheirocrinidae
    • GenusHomocystites
    • SpecificEpithetanatiformis
Object number: ROMIP45134-31861
Not on view
DescriptionCystoids are an extinct group of stalked echinoderms—relatives of sea stars and sea lilies—that lived on the sea-floor in clusters or “meadows.” There are close to 50 individuals preserved on this exceptional slab.
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