Brittle star

Description
Brittle stars, or ophiuroids, are echinoderms closely related to starfish. They have long, slender, and flexible arms which they use to crawl along the sea bed. Oegophiurida are an extinct order of brittle stars.
Accession Loan No.
263/1903/I/289
Collection Class
Fossils
Common Name
brittle star
Simple Name
fossil: echinoderm
Full Name
ECHINODERMATA; STELLEROIDEA; Ophiuroidea; Oegophiurida; Furcasteridae; Furcaster leptosoma (Salter)
Geology Period
Devonian 416 – 359 mya
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Sladen, Mr Walter Percy (from the collection of)
Collection Town
Bundenbach
Collection Country
Germany
Collection Area Region
Western Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Phylum
ECHINODERMATA
Family
Furcasteridae
Genus
Furcaster
Species
leptosoma

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