Crinoid sea lily

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Crinoids have a five-fold, or five-sided symmetry and that is what places them in the same family as starfish (with five arms) and sea urchins (with five sides). The stalk, shown here, is composed from a series of plates that sit one on top of the other. The delicate pattern on the surface is to allow one plate to key into the next, giving strength to the stalk.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Crinoid sea lily

Type

Echinoderms > Crinoids


Strata

Kellaways Beds

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Corscombe

Found by

Paul C Ensom in 1980

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00698