Sponge

Flint often forms around fossil sponges, in this case quite distinctive cup-shaped examples. Sponges typically have a barrel-shaped body with a hollow central core.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Siphonia tulipa

Type

Other


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Stoke Wake

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.07380-2