Spectacular 3D Palaeocoma Brittlestar Fossils

from Dorset, United Kingdom

Palaeocoma egertoni

Phylum Echinodermata; Class Ophiuroidea

Geological Time: Early Jurassic, Pliensbachian Stage (195 million years ago)

Size: Brittlestar fossils: 49 mm - 85 mm across (as seen, longer if straightened) on a 165 mm by 120 mm by 45 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Starfish Beds, Bridgeport Sands, Margaritatus Zone, Eypesmouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

Code: UKF251

Price: $495.00

Palaeocoma Brittlestar FossilsDescription: rarely seen member of the Ophiuroidea, or Brittlestars, this is a fine example of Palaeocoma egertoni. Coming from a classic UK location, this is a very detailed example of this rarely-seen taxon. The very hard sandy limestone is difficult to work, but the preparator has done an exceptional job freeing this wonderful specimen from its nearly 200 million year old tomb to afford the stunning 3-D specimen you see here presented in dorsal aspect in essentially complete condition.

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