Crinoids: A Paper Model (PDF)

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United States Department of the Interior (DOI), United States Geological Survey (USGS)


This report illustrates how crinoids lived and became fossilized. By studying animations and the paper model, students will better understand the flower-like animal that is referred to as a "sea-lily" and its ocean-floor environment. Included are templates for making the paper model, instructions for its assembly, and a discussion of crinoids.

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