Sponge

Here is a sponge preserved in a flint nodule that formed in chalk. Flint nodules developed around many animal hard-parts, preserving the fossils inside. The name of this sponge refers to its cylindrical pores.

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Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Ventriculites

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

85 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.08825