Often, the delicate test (shell) of the sea urchin is crushed, but some like this are beautifully preserved. You can clearly see the ‘knobbles’ where the spines were attached to the test, and the rows of tiny holes where flexible ‘tubed feet’ extended out.

Sea Urchin

Common Name

Sea Urchin

Scientific Name

Cidaris sceptrifera

Type

Echinoderms > Sea Urchins

Strata

Chalk

Time Period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

83 million years

Where Found

Unknown

Found By

Unknown

Museum

Dorest County

Accession Number

DCM.G.09451

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