Donovan, S.K.,; Milsom, C.V.; Veltkamp, C.J.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Jamaican Cretaceous crinoidea
Journal of Paleontology
Date of Publication
Two Cretaceous species of fossil crinoids were reexamined on the basis of new material. Lower Cretaceous Apiocrinites sp., previously referred to Austinocrinus n. sp. and first documented from a short pluricolumnal, is now known from brachials and further fragments of column. This is the first millericrinid and only the second non-isocrinid stalked crinoid to be identified from the Jamaican and Antillean fossil record. Other ossicles may be derived from the cirri of a comatulid. Applinocrinus cretacea (Bather) is well known from the Upper Senonian of England, North America and the West Indies, although Caribbean specimens have not been figured previously. Functional interpretations of the mode of life of Applinocrinus suggest that it was a benthic crinoid, presumably with arms. It lived embedded in the sediment.....