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Thank you for getting back to me I will be sure to tell my son. He is only 5 years old but wants to be a palaeontologist and was so pleased when he found this.
We found it in Reepham, norfolk, U.K.
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Could anyone help me identify this please?

My son found it in the garden.


Liam Buddle


UK Fossils Forum Admin
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Hello, your son has found a sea urchin, probably preserved in flint and dating from the upper Cretaceous.

It resembles the species Conulus.

Whereabout is your garden? Knowing that could help to determin this echinoid with a bit more certainty...

greetings, Bert

the search is as valuable as the finds...
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Hello Liam - your son has done well! This is a sea urchin and yes it is preserved in lint, but I think it may be an Echinocorys by the look o it. As it is in lint, it would be from the late (upper) chalk and would be between 65 and 86 million years old.
Colin Huller
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