Brittle star fossils

Brittle star fossils

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brittle stars. Three fossilised brittle stars (Ophioderma sp.) embedded in clay. Brittle stars are marine animals closely related to the starfish. These fossils were found in the middle lias rock of Eype, England, which was laid in the early Jurassic period (195-172 million years ago). Magnification: x0.5 at 5x7cm size.

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Keywords: animal, animals, brittle star, brittle star fossil, clay, fossil, fossil invertebrate, fossils, in clay, invertebrates, lias, middle lias, ophioderma sp., palaeontology, paleontology

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