1.9" Cretaceous Echinoid (Gibbaster) Fossil - Germany
This is a beautiful 1.9" wide fossil echinoid of the species Micraster (Gibbaster) stolleyi, collected from Northern Germany. It is Upper Cretaceous - Campanian in age.
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.