Bryozoan

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This bryozoan is the mat-like growth on the shell of the brachiopod Epithyris maxillata. Bryozoans are colonies of anemone-like animals that typically form mats, but can take on a range of other forms.

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Common name

Bryozoan

Scientific name

Plagioecia

Type

Other


Strata

Forest Marble

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

West Bexington

Found by

E M Samuel in 1970

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02153