Sea Urchin

Additional images

This is a selection of club spines, each showing the tiny attachment point for the fine spines. The clubs articulated onto knobbles on the outside or the sea urchin shell (test).

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Cidaris sceptrifera

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09452