Treasures of The Booth Museum - Upper Cretaceous 2

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  • Chalk echinoid Cidaris

    Chalk echinoid Cidaris

    In life these sea urchins would carry stout spines attached to each of the tiny knobs on the plates that make up the shell. They protected the urchin from attack by predators.

  • Chalk echinoid Cidaris - detail

    Chalk echinoid Cidaris - detail

    In life these sea urchins would carry stout spines attached to each of the tiny knobs on the plates that make up the shell. They protected the urchin from attack by predators.

  • Chalk echinoid

    Chalk echinoid

  • Chalk echinoid (detail)

    Chalk echinoid (detail)

  • Chalk echinoid (detail)

    Chalk echinoid (detail)

  • Shark jaw

    Shark jaw

    This tiny jaw is from a small shark - and like all sharks its skeleton is made from cartilage and so does not get preserved as a fossil. The teeth are perfect.

  • Shark jaw (detail)

    Shark jaw (detail)

    This tiny jaw is from a small shark - and like all sharks its skeleton is made from cartilage and so does not get preserved as a fossil. The teeth are perfect.

  • Shark jaw (detail)

    Shark jaw (detail)

    This tiny jaw is from a small shark - and like all sharks its skeleton is made from cartilage and so does not get preserved as a fossil. The teeth are perfect.

  • Lobster Claw

    Lobster Claw

    Lobsters were common inhabitants of the Chalk sea floor 90 million years ago. This claw or chela - must have been quite powerful.

  • Lobster Claw (detail)

    Lobster Claw (detail)

    Lobsters were common inhabitants of the Chalk sea floor 90 million years ago. This claw or chela - must have been quite powerful.

  • Lobster Claw (detail)

    Lobster Claw (detail)

    Lobsters were common inhabitants of the Chalk sea floor 90 million years ago. This claw or chela - must have been quite powerful.

  • Pipe fish jaw

    Pipe fish jaw

    A long-snouted slender fish, one of many similar bony fish that lived in the Chalk Seas of NW Europe

  • Pipe fish jaw (detail)

    Pipe fish jaw (detail)

    A long-snouted slender fish, one of many similar bony fish that lived in the Chalk Seas of NW Europe

  • Pipe fish jaw (detail)

    Pipe fish jaw (detail)

    A long-snouted slender fish, one of many similar bony fish that lived in the Chalk Seas of NW Europe

  • Chalk Bivalve - Pinna

    Chalk Bivalve - Pinna

    This is a rare fossil - a very large shell of a mollusc which probably lived mostly buried in the muddy ooze of the sea floor over 90 million years ago.

  • Chalk Bivalve - Pinna (detail)

    Chalk Bivalve - Pinna (detail)

    This is a rare fossil - a very large shell of a mollusc which probably lived mostly buried in the muddy ooze of the sea floor over 90 million years ago.

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  1. Chalk echinoid Cidaris
  2. Chalk echinoid Cidaris - detail
  3. Chalk echinoid
  4. Chalk echinoid (detail)
  5. Chalk echinoid (detail)
  6. Shark jaw
  7. Shark jaw (detail)
  8. Shark jaw (detail)
  9. Lobster Claw
  10. Lobster Claw (detail)
  11. Lobster Claw (detail)
  12. Pipe fish jaw
  13. Pipe fish jaw (detail)
  14. Pipe fish jaw (detail)
  15. Chalk Bivalve - Pinna
  16. Chalk Bivalve - Pinna (detail)

 

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