Sea Urchin

Here is a sea urchin, Micraster, preserved in a block of flint. These specimens are best left as they are because they are ‘welded’ into the flint and cannot usually be removed from the rock.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Micraster

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

83 million years

Where found

Batcombe

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09605