Sea urchin

This is a small crushed early Jurassic sea urchin. While it’s not unusual to find isolated spines of these urchins, it is extremely rare to find the shell or ‘test’ as well. This is one of only a few known near-complete┬áspecimens of this species.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Sea urchin

Scientific name

Diademopsis bowerbanki

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

James Harrison

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.3