Sea urchin

This is part of an Upper Cretaceous sea urchin shell with some of the club-like spines still attached. After death, the spines are usually washed away, and the shell itself is often crushed as they are very brittle.

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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.1973.335