Sponge

The sponge texture is very clear on this specimen. Many sponges are only partially-preserved, but the texture of the body can be quite distinctive.

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

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08883