Sea Urchin

Here are two sea urchins, Micraster (left) and Echinocorys (right), preserved in flint. Specimens like these can be found anywhere where there is flint – even people’s driveways!

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Micraster (left) Echinocorys (right)

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Hooke (left specimen)

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09474+09629