Crinoid sea lily

Although a fairly small specimen, this shows a wonderfully preserved crinoid ‘head’. Crinoids like Pentacrinites often grew upside-down attached to floating pieces of driftwood.

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.2013.15C