Exceptional Jurassic Starfish (Palaeocoma) - Lyme Regis

 

This is a exceptionally nice specimen of a fossil brittlestar (Palaeocoma egertoni) from the Lyme Regis region on England. It is Lower Jurassic in age or approximately 190 million years old. It's been nicely prepared using air abrasives to expose the wonderful detail, and is nicely centered on a thick slab of sandstone. At about 1.6" wide and would be wider if the arms were outstretched. These brittlestars are extremely rare, particular examples as nice as this one.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Palaeocoma egertoni
LOCATION
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
FORMATION
Middle Lias, Margaritatus Zone
SIZE
1.6" wide, Matrix 6.7x5.6"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#62699
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