Brittle Star

This specimen shows very fine detail. Four of the arms have been swept in one direction by water currents, while the other was pointing directly opposite.

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

Pete Langham

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1986.280.5