Brittle Star

Look closely at the legs of this brittle star and you’ll see that three legs are trailing in the same direction, suggesting that they were moving together with the sea current at the time of burial.

Find out more about brittle stars on the echinoderms pages.

Common name

Brittle Star

Scientific name

Palaeocoma

Type

Echinoderms > Starfish


Strata

Starfish Bed

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Between Eype and Seatown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Allhallows Museum, Honiton

Accession number

HONAM.2013.32.15