Fossilized Sea Urchin from Albarracin Teruel, Spain
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This is a restored club sea urchin fossil from the Late Jurassic period unearthed in Albarracin Teruel, Spain. Scientifically named Pseudocidaris mammosa, this urchin has round, bulbous spines that were painstakingly carved from the surrounding matrix rock and reattached to the body of the urchin. This is because the spines of sea urchins fall off upon their death, meaning that the only way to see this fossil in a more natural state is to restore it. You can see great detail on the body and mouth of the urchin, and there are still a few bulbous spines embedded in the rock near the base of the urchin. This is a beautiful and unique specimen to add to any collection!
The urchin is approximately 2.5" x 2.25" x 1.5", while the matrix is approximately 6.5" x 5" x 2.5". You will also receive a card featuring the name of the fossil, the locale where it was mined, and the time period that it lived.