Crinoid sea lily

This is an impressive piece of the crinoid bed. It shows one main specimen which has remarkable detail, and is coated with a thin layer of iron pyrite. This would have been part of a larger slab, but the sea broke it up before it could be rescued.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Crinoid sea lily

Scientific name

Pentacrinites

Type

Echinoderms > Crinoids


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.15B