Brittle Star

This brittle star had been exposed for some time before it was discovered, as it is fairly worn. Before fossilisation, the arms were swept in one direction by water currents.

Find out more about brittle stars on the echinoderms page.

 

Common name

Brittle Star

Scientific name

Palaeocoma egertoni

Type

Echinoderms > Starfish


Strata

Starfish Bed, Eype Clay, Middle Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

175 million years

Where found

Eype

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.252