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Natural History Museum > Fossils > Whole Clypeaster, side view

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submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003

Whole Clypeaster, side view

Whole Clypeaster, side view
Copyright (2003) Kythera Museum Of Natural History

This 7-million-year-old marine animal belongs to the phylum Echinodermata, which means ‘spiny skinned'. Modern day echinoderms include starfishes, sea-urchins and sand-dollars, and are plentiful on Kythera. This specimen was found on the road between Frilingianika and the airport. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003

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