Fossil crinoids are common in the Much Wenlock Limestone Formation of the type area in Shropshire, yet remain poorly known because of their fragmentary preservation. Calceocrinid disparids are recognized from Wenlock Edge for the first time on the basis of distinctive brachial ossicles. More proximal brachials have a broad, U-shaped adoral groove and an axial canal; distal ossicles have a narrower, V-shaped adoral groove and no axial canal. What remains surprising is that the most distinctive element of the calceocrinid endoskeleton, the fused basal circlet, remains unknown from Wenlock Edge.
A crinoid pluricolumnal displaying an irregular line of three pits that show a progressive increase in size was infested while the crinoid was alive; this is indicated by the swollen column and deformities of columnals. Such infestations are rare in the British Silurian. The pits may have been made by a single infesting organism which migrated up or down the column in response to the influence of gravity.