Two Fossil Echinoids (Hemiaster) Mounted On Shale - Texas

 
This is a plate containing two fossil sea urchins of the species Hemiaster texanus, collected from the Goodland Formation of Tarrant County, Texas. The largest urchin measures 1.15" long and the rock is 3.65 x 3.3". Both urchins appear to have been removed from the rock, cleaned and then remounted back to the rock.

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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
Hemiaster texanus
LOCATION
Tarrant County, Texas
FORMATION
Goodland Formation
SIZE
Largest urchin 1.15" on 3.65 x 3.3" rock
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#138842
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