Sea Urchin

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This is an internal cast of a sea urchin shell. It was created when sediments filled the inside of the urchin and became rock, whilst the actual shell dissolved away.

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Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Echinocorys scutata

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Milborne St. Andrew

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09641