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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Ornate urchin - Goniopygus royanus from France's cretaceous

Fossil Type:

Echinoid

Name:

Goniopygus royanus d’Archiac

Formation:

Unknown

Age:

Campanian, Late Cretaceous

Location:

Dept. Charente, France

Notes:

A beautiful small echinoid from the Late Cretaceous of France containing large spine socket plates. Click here for a view of the ventral side. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

May 28, 2016

 

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