1.6" Cretaceous Sea Urchin (Toxaster) Fossil - Germany
This is a 1.6" wide sea urchin of the species Toxaster amplus, collected from Gard, France. It is Lower Cretaceous, Hauterivian Stage in age, or approximately 130 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.
St. Just, Gard, Germany