1.7" Cretaceous Sea Urchin (Hemicidaris) Fossil - United Kingdom

This is a Late Cretaceous age Echinocorys scutata fossil urchin from the White Chalk group (Upper Chalk) of the United Kingdom. Echinocorys remains have been found in Asia, Europe and North America.

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
Echinocorys scutata
LOCATION
Kent, United Kingdom
FORMATION
White Chalk Group (Upper Chalk)
SIZE
1.7" wide
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#156362
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