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wooden case ( Megistocrinus )
Lower Jurassic – 180 million years old
Size : 43 cm high, 20 cm wide, 4.5 cm deep – 17 ins high, 8 ins wide, 1¾ ins deep
Today they are the least familiar of the ocean’s inhabitants but at least 800 species of crinoids are still living mostly in deep, dark and cold waters where they have retreated to within the last 50 to 60 million years.