Heart urchin

Fossil of a burrowing heart-shaped urchin preserved in chalk from the Late Cretaceous (65-145 million years ago). It was found in Sidmouth and is from FWL Ross’ collection. On the East Devon beaches the sharp-eyed may find preserved sea urchins which can be identified by their fivefold symmetry just like their relatives the starfish.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
heart urchin
Simple Name
fossil: sea urchin, echinoderm, echinoderm

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Cidaris sceptifera [Mantell]