Sponge

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

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Ventriculites radiatus

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

83 million years

Where found

Winterborne Houghton

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08884