Phymosoma sp

Phymosoma sp Fossil Echinoid
Phymosoma sp
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• Geological Age: Cretaceous period, Maastrichtian stage, 72 to 66 million years old.
• Location: Taouz, Morocco
• Family: Echinoderm
• Species: Phymosoma (exact species unknown)

Phymosoma fossil echinoid specimen, the exact species of which cannot be determined, the sample was found in Taouz in Morocco in sediments from the Maastrichtian stage of the Cretaceous period, 72 million years old. The echinoid is small, only 3 cm in diameter but does exhibit some excellent morphological details.


Phymosoma is an extinct genus of echinoid which lived through out Asia, Europe and North America. These particular specimen come from Taouz, Morocco and are from the Maastrichtian epoch, Cretaceous period, dating them to 72 to 66 million years old. This specimen has been prepped and cleaned making it free of matrix, the petal pattern is easily visible, it is circular in shape and measures approximately 3 cm in diameter, supplied in a packet with an information label.

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