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Fish & Crinoid Fossils

During the Devonian period of the Paleozoic era 417 to 354 million years ago, aquatic species ruled the earth. A wide range of fish, some of which still thrive today, along with various crinoid species and aquatic plants, were later immortalized in the fossil record that today has become valuable for the avid collector.

During this age, the vast majority of the planet was engulfed in water. The supercontinent of Pangaea was just beginning to move and reshape into the continents of today. In the midst of this geological transition, the seas became the hub of life, with various marine species thriving. Massive armored fish, called placoderms, swam these seas alongside early versions of today's shark and crocodile, and plants began expanding their territories as well, broaching the boundaries of the shore to begin to population forest flora.

The fish and crinoid fossils that appear on the market today are often part of this interesting ancient age, though fish and other aquatic creatures continued to thrive as time progressed. Yet all fish and crinoid fossils share in this fascinating history, making them a compelling addition to a growing fossil collection.


Quick Facts

  • The name fossil is derived from the Latin "fossilis," which means to unearth
  • The Devonian era takes its name from the English town of Devon, the location in which the first geological examination of the age occurred
  • In 2015, a man in Alberta, Canada, unearthed a school of five intact fossilized fish embedded in stone he was excavating for a construction project. Paleontologists believe they might be a new species yet to be identified

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TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
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FOSSILIZED FISH ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
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Est: $0- $0
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FOSSILIZED FISH ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
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by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 30, 1:00 PM CST
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 02, 1:00 PM CST
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 02, 1:00 PM CST
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
by Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer
Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
TRILOBITE FOSSIL ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 02, 1:00 PM CST
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Est: $0- $0
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FOSSILIZED FISH ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
Jan 02, 1:00 PM CST
FOSSILIZED FISH ROCK STONE LAPIDARY SPECIMEN
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Est: $0- $0
$1000 Bids
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Est: $0- $0
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Sellers Who Sell Fish & Crinoid Fossils


Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

Col. Christie Hatman, Auctioneer

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Bonhams

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Curated Auctions

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