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Temporal range: Devonian - Permian
Monobathrida - Actinocrinites.JPG
Fossil of Actinocrinites from Carboniferous of Indiana (USA)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Subphylum: Crinozoa
Class: Crinoidea
Subclass: Camerata
Order: Monobathrida
Genus: Actinocrinites
Miller, 1821 [1]

Actinocrinites is an extinct genus of crinoids.

Fossil records[edit]

This genus is known in the fossil record from the Devonian period to the Permian period (age range: 360.7 to 290.1 million years ago). Fossils of species within this genus have been found in Australia, China, Europe and United States. [2]


Species within this genus include: [2]

  • Actinocrinites batheri Whidborne 1896
  • Actinocrinites brouweri Wanner 1924
  • Actinocrinites zhaoae Waters et al. 2003


  1. ^ John Samuel Miller, 1821 A natural history of the Crinoidea, or lily-shaped animals : with observations on the genera, Asteria, Euryale, Comatula & Marsupites Published for the author by C. Frost [etc.], 1821.
  2. ^ a b Paleobiology Database
  • Fossils (Smithsonian Handbooks) by David Ward (Page 169)