Sea Urchin

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Here is a beautiful Upper Cretaceous sea urchin showing the lovely detailed structure of the shell. The rounded lumps, or tubercles, are where the spines of the animal were attached to the shell. Such well-preserved specimens are not often found.

Find out more on the echinoderms page.

Common name

Sea Urchin

Scientific name

Tylocidaris clavigera

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

90 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.334