Sea Urchin

Here are two sea urchins from Lower Cretaceous period. They are both encrusted with small oyster shells, which is commonly seen.

Find out more about sea urchins on the echinoderms pages.

Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Cardiaster ananchytes

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Black Ven Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.308-309