£1.50 – £4.00
• Geological Age: Lower Cretaceous period, 145 to 100 millions years old
• Location: Morocco
• Family: Echinoderm
• Species: Toxaster
Toxaster fossil echinoid specimens, these sand coloured samples exhibit a globular shape and sandy colouration. Found in lower Cretaceous beds, making them 145 to 100 million years old, they come from Morocco and are around 4 cm in size. They are ideal for both collectors, gifts and educational purposes.
Toxaster is an extinct species of echinoid which were widespread during the late Cretaceous period, with fossils being found in Europe, Russia, North Africa, and the Americas. They are classified as an irregular echinoid, meaning that their body shape is not completely circular like some other species, this results in them able to only travel in near linear directions and also determines the placement of the mouth of the animal. These particular fossil specimens are heart shaped and come available in two optional sizes, overall they are quite good quality, patterns can be clearly seen on the surface. Supplied in a card tray with an information label.