Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Echinocorys Echinoderm Fossil

This image is of a sea urchin fossil called Echinocorys.  The shell once consisted of calcite but has since been replaced by crystalline silica. This animal lived in the Cretaceous Period. The fossil was found at Sidmouth, Devon, England.

This specimen was on display August 2016 in Natural History Museum of London, England.