help make the CRINOID Iowa's State Fossil

The Iowa Legislature will soon be considering a bill

(Senate Joint Resolution 2001)

to designate the CRINOID as Iowa's State Fossil
what is a crinoid??

Crinoids are animals, a class of Echinoderms that first appeared on Earth about 500 million years ago.
They have two forms, sea lilies, stalked forms attached to the sea floor, and the feather stars, which are free-living.

structure of a crinoid

a well-preserved fossil
crinoid from Iowa



Crinoids look like plants, but they are animals
they can Swim and Crawl

click on video to view movie
of swimming feather star


click on video to view movie
of crawling sea lily



Images of living Feather Stars, Sea Lilies,
and other Echinoderms

click on image
to view pictures
of feather stars


click on image
to view pictures
of sea lilies


click on image
to view pictures
of other Echinoderms


Images of Iowa's World Famous Crinoids
click for images of
Le Grand crinoids


click for images of
Burlington


click for images of
Gilmore City crinoids



why should the CRINOID be
Iowa's State Fossil

click on image to view movie
"why crinoids should be Iowa's State Fossil?"


This is Floyd the 'Noid (crinoid)
the Mascot for the Iowa State Fossil Bill

click the image to see a copy of
Senate Joint Resolution 2001
rock slab
with Gilmore City
crinoids




how to find and contact your Iowa Legislator
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find

for additional information on
Crinoids - Iowa State Fossil
contact
Ray Anderson

rockdoc.anderson@gmail.com


what are
other State's Fossils?


click here to find out https://www.fossilera.com/
pages/state-fossils