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Beverley
Hi, this is my first post and wondered if anyone could help me.  I think I have got the correct ID for this fossil.  My first of this type.  One photo is in situ at Mappleton.  The other photo shows my attempt at recording it's name.  The map coordinates are on the card too. DSC03409 (2).jpg  DSC03446 (4).jpg 
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prep01
I would need to see more aspects, but you may be right with your genus, although it is less common than others.
Colin Huller
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Beverley
Thanks Colin, I will take some better pictures and post them.  I am new to this, but having read the advice in the pinned post, I will start taking more aspects when I take pictures.
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FossilPhil
Hi Beverley,
Looks to me more like Echinocorys sp.
It lacks the characteristic depressed (anterior(?)) ambulacra of Pygaster, and also seems rather more inflated, as Pygaster is a rather 'squat' echinoid!
Still a very nice find!
-Phil
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Beverley
I have now taken more photos. Sides and bottom. Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03599.JPG, Views: 15, Size: 3.62 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03595.JPG, Views: 16, Size: 4.06 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03593.JPG, Views: 15, Size: 4.34 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03585.JPG, Views: 17, Size: 3.53 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03598.JPG, Views: 16, Size: 3.78 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03597.JPG, Views: 16, Size: 3.81 MB Click image for larger version - Name: DSC03596.JPG, Views: 16, Size: 3.81 MB
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prep01
Thanks for the new photos and managed some fossil hunting over the holiday.
I agree with Phil and it's almost certainly Echinocorys scutata - probably the most commonly found urchin in flint.Below are links to the NHM for both genera, but there is always a little variation within species.

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/echinoid-directory/taxa/taxon.jsp?id=104

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/echinoid-directory/taxa/taxon.jsp?id=175
Colin Huller
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Beverley
Thanks for the confirmation and links.
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