• Geological Age: Gambier limestone, Miocene period, 22 to 5 million years ago.
• Location: Mt. Gambier, South Australia
• Family: Echinoderm
• Species: Fossulaster halli
Echinoid fossil specimens of the species, fossulaster halli, a unique species found within the Miocene period Limestones of Mount Gambier in Australia, making them between 22 to 5 million years old. A pale beige colour, these disc like samples are small and because of this, do not show much morphological features besides and opening and overall shape but certainly interesting to serious collectors, the samples will come supplied in a packet with a label.
Fossulaster halli echinoid fossil collected from the Gambier Limestone of Mount Gambier, Southern Australia. These Echinoids lived within a shallow open marine shelf environment which submerged Southern Australia during the Miocene epoch approximately 5 - 23 Mya. These echinoids are approximately 8 mm in diameter but naturally this may vary slightly. Much of the morphological detail of these specimens has been lost, though they will certainly be of interest to the more serious fossil collector, especially those whom may be building a collection of various echinoid species. Each specimen is supplied individually within a small plastic bag with an information label.