3.9" Miocene Sea Urchin (Mellitella) Fossil

This is a gorgeous sea urchin fossil of the species Mellitella californica, collected from Upper Miocene Santa Ynez Formation of Baja, California.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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
Mellitella californica
LOCATION
El Golfo de Santa Clara, Baja, California
FORMATION
Santa Ynez Formation
SIZE
3.9" (longest measurement)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#189429
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