Brittle Star

Here are two brittle stars from the ‘Starfish Bed’ between Eype and Seatown. The specimen on the left has been damaged, probably by the growth of iron pyrites during the process of fossilisation.

Find out more about brittle stars on the echinoderms page.

 

 

Common name

Brittle Star

Scientific name

Palaeocoma egertoni

Type

Echinoderms > Starfish


Strata

Starfish Bed

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

180 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Bridport Museum

Accession number

BRPMG 10803