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Anna

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I found this fossil with an interesting pattern and wondered whether anyone could help me identify it?  I thought perhaps an ammonite but I've not seen these markings on one before which give it almost a reptilian feel (though I could be totally wrong).

I'd be so grateful for you help.  Thanks! Anna

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cinders

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It's a sea-urchin preserved in flint. You can see the round tubercles where the spines were attached.
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Hi Anna

You have actually found an Echinoid, commonly known as a sea urchin. You have it on its side, rather than laying flat. Use google for further info on Echinoids of the chalk. They are common finds here in Norfolk. Hope this helps.

Steve
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Thank you both ever so much!  
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