.6" Cretaceous Echinoid (Holectypus) Fossil - Texas
This is a Cretaceous fossil echinoid (Holectypus ovatus) fossil from the Glen Rose Formation of Comal, Texas. The preservation detail of this specimen is excellent!
Sea urchins are a type of echinoderm which are still living relatively unchanged today. They live at the bottom of soft ocean floors and have long spines protruding from their central body. They move along the bottom of the ocean using many small feet while feeding on various plant and animal matter.