1.2" Cretaceous Echinoid (Galerites) Fossil - Denmark
This is a beautiful 1.2" wide fossil echinoid of the species Galerites stadensis, collected from Kongsted, Denmark. It is Later Cretaceous - Maastrichtian in age, or approximately 66 - 72 million years old.
Sea urchins are a type of echinoderm which are still living relatively unchanged today. They live at the bottom of soft ocean floors and have long spines protruding from their central body. They move along the bottom of the ocean using many small feet while feeding on various plant and animal matter.