Sea Urchin

This animal existed for a short time period in the Middle Jurassic. Because it lived partly buried in the seafloor, its chances of becoming fossilised were quite high.

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Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Holectypus depressus

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Inferior Oolite, Upper

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Bradford Abbas

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01715+18