Sponge

Here is a sponge that has bored into a bivalve shell (Inoceramus sp.). The shell has since dissolved away (the orange coloured surface), and flint casts of the sponge borings stand out.

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Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Entobia cretaceae

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

85 million years

Where found

Evershot

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09088