Bryozoan

This is a minute, branching form of bryozoan. Bryozoans are tiny animals that grow on the surfaces of rocks, plants or animal shells. Thousands can join together to form a mat of identical individuals. They are filter feeders that sieve particles of food out of the water. 

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Common name

Bryozoan

Type

Other


Strata

Inferior Oolite

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Burton Cliff

Found by

E M Samuel in 1970

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01500