Sponge

This is a sea sponge fossil preserved within a flint nodule. Sponges are quite commonly found in chalk flints. 

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Doryderma

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

85 million years

Where found

Langton Long

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09085