encrinite


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encrinite

(ˈɛnkrɪˌnaɪt)
n
(Palaeontology) (in the US) a sedimentary rock formed almost exclusively from the skeletal plates of crinoids. Sometimes shortened to: crinite
[C19: from New Latin encrinus (from Greek en-2 + krinon lily) + -ite1]
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A late Atokan regional encrinite (early late Moscovian, Middle Pennsylvanian) in the Sierra Agua Verde, Sonora State, NW Mexico, p.
Their topics include Lower Cambrian shelled phosphorites from the northern Montaigne Noire in France, Siluro-Devonian alpine reefs and pavements, a late Atokan regional encrinite in the Sierra Agua Verde in northwestern Mexico, and whether the distribution of tabulae in tabulates can be used to estimate palaeo-environmental changes.
The Chicotte encrinites represent proximal mid-ramp deposits that prograded over the more distal mid- to outer-ramp facies of the underlying Jupiter Formation in response to long-term sea-level fall during the Telychian (Desrochers 2006).