1.4" Cretaceous Echinoid (Hardouinia) Fossil - North Carolina

This is a detailed echinoid of the species Hardouinia mortonis that was collected from the Peedee Formation in Pender County, North Carolina. It is Upper Cretaceous in age, or approximately 66 to 70 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.




DETAILS
SPECIES
Hardouinia mortonis
LOCATION
New Hanover County, North Carolina
FORMATION
Peedee Formation
SIZE
1.4" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#156338
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