A wonderfully preserved fossil specimen of the rare Articulate crinoid, Brachycrinus rex, with three specimens of Microastercrinus microplumosus in a limestone matrix. Aparently, the crinoids were buried in a mudslide, and were broken at the bases. However, the mudslide then kept them from becoming disarticulated.
Rudy Kaplan went to China with his girlfriend Lonnie, and his best friend, Gill. Let's just say that he's brought back a big problem, in that, he's now a weretiger. Pictures by A. Lew Lashmit and Paul C. Diggs.