Fossil Crinoids from Le Grand, IA

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crinoids from
Le Grand

Le Grand Crinoid
Rhodocrinites kirbyi

slab of Le Grand Crinoids
prepared by Burnie Beane and
on display at the Iowa State
Historical Museum

Close up of a Le Grand
crinoid slab

crinoids from
Le Grand

Le Grand crinoids
Rhodocrinites kirbyi,
Pachylocrinus globosus,
and latycrinites pendens

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