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where it was found, and a nugget of interesting information. Not every

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side at top views of echinoid Echinocorys scutata variety elevata from Kent, U.K.

Fossil Type:

Echinoid

Name:

Echinocorys scutata variety elevata (Brydon)

Formation:

Upper Chalk

Age:

Santonian, Upper Cretaceous

Location:

Margate / Dover area, East Kent, United Kingdom

Notes:

This irregular echinoid has a high-dome test. Echinoids of the Margate / Dover area may be replaced by black flint, though this one may have a calcite or chert-filled interior, the exterior is calcium carbonate. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

June 23, 2017

 

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