• Geological Age: Upper Aptian stage, Cretaceous period, 120 to 112 million years ago.
• Location: Faringdon sponge gravel beds, Oxfordshire, UK.
• Family: Sea sponge
• Species: Oculospongia
Oculospongia fossil sea sponges found in the Faringdon sponge gravel beds of Oxfordshire, UK. They are around 40 mm in size, exhibit a spherical shape and earthy brown colour, they are representative of typical sponges most would expect. Suitable for both collectors and for educational use to display the variety of sponges today and through out the fossil record. Supplied in a card tray with a data label.
Oculospongia are an extinct specimens of sea sponge which lived during the upper Aptian stage of the Cretaceous period, making them between 120 to 112 million years old. These fossil samples exhibit an earthy brown colouration and are the typical sponge species that many would expect to see any where, looking very much just like a small yellow sponge and have a spherical shape. They were found in the Faringdon sponge gravel beds of Oxfordshire in the UK, measuring between 30 to 40 mm in size, the samples will come supplied in a specimen tray along with an information label.