Echinoderm, 18th century

Echinoderm, 18th century

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Caption: Echinoderm. 18th-century journal page illustrating an echinoderm, a large group of marine invertebrates that includes sea lilies, feather stars, brittle stars, and sea stars (starfish). This echinoderm, which displays branching around a central five-fold symmetry, was referred to as 'Martinico encrinus' and the 'branched headed starfish'. This page is from volume 52 (1761-2) of the journal 'Philosophical Transactions', published by the Royal Society of London.

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