Sponge

This is a classic cup-shaped form of sponge preserved in flint.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Ventriculites

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Thorncombe

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08819