Sponge

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This fossil shows a relationship between a flint nodule and the branching sponge inside. See how the shape of each sponge branch is followed by the nodule.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Doryderma

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Winterborne Stickland

Found by

D J Marsland

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.10825i