Salenia Urchin Fossil - Late Cretaceous

 
This is a fantastically prepared specimen of a Cretaceous urchin fossil of the species Salenia nutrix. All of the spines have been prepared individually from the limestone it was found in and mounted in a lifelike position. These urchins with spines are always composites because the spines break off from the body very quickly after they die. It's a very aesthetically pleasing and impressive fossil.

The scientific description of the Salenia can be found here.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Salenia nutrix
LOCATION
Missour, Morocco
SIZE
2.3" wide (including spines)
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#5924
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