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James Blackwood

Ophioderma egertoni

Period:
Jurassic
Description:
Brittlestars have not changed much in appearance for millions of years, this fossil looks very similar to the delicate brittlestars (a type of starfish) which live in the waters around Scotland today.  This one lived millions of years ago during the Jurassic period.
Materials/Media:
siltstone
Dimensions:
100 x 100mm
Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EANH012n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council