A recently discovered crinoid from the Gilmore City Formation, Kinderhookian Stage, Lower Mississippian age, is in excellent preservation and is an undescribed species belonging to a highly specialized group within the genus Platycrinites. Charles F. Crane, of Ames, Iowa, the collector, realized the scientific importance of the specimen and allowed it to be described and reposited in the Repository, Department of Geology, the University of Iowa, Iowa City. The species is named Platycrinites cranei Strimple & McGinnis, new species, named for Charles F. Crane. Description and comparison with related species from Montana and southeastern Iowa is made.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1969 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Strimple, Harrell L. and McGinnis, Michael R.
"A New Platycrinitid from Gilmore City, Iowa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 76(1), 263-266.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol76/iss1/37