Sea Urchin

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These are beautifully-preserved regular sea urchins. The knobbles on the surface supported heavy club spines. These clubs were armed with sharp spines for protection.

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Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Cyphosoma konigi

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Broadley Wood

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09467-8