Jump to content

Echinometra mathaei?


Recommended Posts

Hello, 

I recently picked up these fossil sea urchins. I think they're miocene in age. I'm not quite sure if these are different types of urchins, or if they are just in different stages of weathering. I put a modern "burrowing urchin" next to the largest one as a comparison. Found in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, UAE (United Arab Emirates) on a beach with dredged materials on it.

20210123_092336.thumb.jpg.fdca558b0ab0a8f3f01afe5d27ff02e3.jpg20210123_092401.thumb.jpg.2e8f242c650112a43c9157d29a167ee1.jpg

  • I found this Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

I just watched the same article!

Echinometra miocenica seems to be a fossil synonym for Echinometra mathaei.
 
Coco
  • I found this Informative 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Coco said:

Hi,

 

I just watched the same article!

Echinometra miocenica seems to be a fossil synonym for Echinometra mathaei.
 
Coco

Interesting! Do you think that all the urchins in the photos are the same species?

Link to post
Share on other sites
caterpillar

Yes, but very eroded

  • I found this Informative 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
The one on the right is the best preserved. See if you have the same number of pore pairs on each other, it’ll probably be the only discriminant clue left on those fossils (4 pores pairs).
 
Coco
  • I found this Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...