encrinite


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encrinite

[′eŋ·krə‚nīt]
(paleontology)
One of certain fossil crinoids, especially of the genus Encrinus.
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Coarse-grained amalgamated encrinites (Facies 1) represent sediments that were deposited in a more proximal mid-ramp settings than Facies 3.
The long-term regressive trend is partially captured by the transition from distal mid- to outer-ramp isolated tempestites (FA-1 and FA-2) to proximal mid-ramp amalgamated encrinites (FA-3).
In the lower Chicotte Formation (FA-3), two TR cycles are present, showing alternating changes between bioturbated fine-grained muddy encrinites (Facies 3) and thicker-bedded and coarser clean encrinites (Facies 1).