Sea urchin

Here is a well-preserved sea urchin from the Upper Chalk. It shows a lot of fine detail, including the rows of pores through which the tubed feet extended.

Find out more about sea urchins on the echinoderms pages.

Common name

Sea urchin

Scientific name

Echinocorys scutata

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.340