1.3" Jurassic Echinoid (Collyrites) Fossil - France

This is a beautiful fossil urchin of the species Collyrites dorsalis, from the Jurassic period. It was found in the Dogger Formation of Orne, France. This urchin is beautifully preserved and measures 1.3" in length.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Collyrites dorsalis
LOCATION
Orne, France
FORMATION
Dogger Formation
SIZE
1.3"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#156354
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