5.6" Jurassic Fossil Urchin (Diademopsis) Plate - Germany

This is a cluster of numerous partially pyritized fossil urchins (Diademopsis crinifera), collected from the famous Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden in southern Germany. The spines of these urchins have been meticulously exposed and can be found scattered across the rock. These are very rare at they only came out of one layer in the quarry.

It comes with an acrylic display stand and its own riker display case.

Sea urchins are a type of echinoderm that are still living relatively unchanged today. They live at the bottom of soft ocean floors and have long spines protruding from their central bodies. They move along the bottom of the ocean using many small feet while feeding on various plant and animal matter.



FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Diademopsis crinifera
LOCATION
Holzmaden, Bavaria, Germany
SIZE
Rock: 5.6 x 3.35"
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#293198
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