paleontology
Fossil sea urchin

Can any one tell me what my two young boys Remy 8 and Louie 5 have found on the beach at Warden on the Isle of Sheppey. We went for the weekend and they are desperate to find out.

Second fossil found on the beach at Warden.

Second fossil found on the beach.

Fossil Collectors: Rem and Louie

Location: Isle of Sheppey, England

[Editor: Nice finds for some young fossil collectors! The top fossil is an echinoderm relative of modern starfish, sea urchins and sea biscuits. We don't immediately recognize the second fossil. Possibly the impression from a sea urchin spine? Anyone recognize it?]

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3 Responses to “Isle of Sheppey Finds”

  1. rodney says:

    The top picture is a sea urchin. Very common here in Texas….see my site http://www.txfossils.com and click urchins for similar pics. This is a good specimen with good detail. Congratulations.

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  2. Thomas says:

    The top fossil is an echinoid, Micraster coranguinum in flint (Cretaceous age). The other is an echinoid spine cast (also in flint) from an echinoid called Temnocidaris sceptrifera. Nice finds!

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  3. echnoid and cast of belemnite

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