Brittle Sea Star Fossil
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. Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Brittlestar fossil is 67 mm by 72 mm across (as seen, longer if straightened) on a 160 mm by 150 mm by 30 mm matrix.