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Heart Urchin Fossil

PRODUCT TYPE: Fossil

One heart urchin fossil displayed in a gift box.

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Heart Urchin Fossil

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TIME SCALE
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FOSSIL DETAILS

Specimen: Heart Urchin Fossil

Genus/Species: Echinocardium
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Location: Morocco
Size: .75"-1.5"

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TIME SCALE

This table contains the geological time periods of the past 2.5 billion years on Earth to aid in understanding age immense age of these fossils.

(Ma = Mega-annum = 1,000,000 years)
EON ERA PERIOD EXTENT (Ma) DURATION (Ma)
Phanerozoic Cenozoic Quaternary 2.588–Present 2.588+
Neogene 23.03–2.588 20.4
Paleogene 66.0–23.03 42.9
Mesozoic Cretaceous 145.5–66.0 79.5
Jurassic 201.3–145.0 56.3
Triassic 252.17–201.3 50.9
Paleozoic Permian 298.9–252.17 46.7
Carboniferous 358.9–298.9 60
Devonian 419.2–358.9 60.3
Silurian 443.4–419.2 24.2
Ordovician 485.4–443.4 42
Cambrian 541.0–485.4 55.6
Proterozoic Neoproterozoic Ediacaran 635.0–541.0 94
Cryogenian 850–635 215
Tonian 1,000–850 150
Mesoproterozoic Stenian 1,200–1,000 200
Ectasian 1,400–1,200 200
Calymmian 1,600–1,400 200
Paleoproterozoic Statherian 1,800–1,600 200
Orosirian 2,050–1,800 250
Rhyacian 2,300–2,050 250
Siderian 2,500–2,300 200
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HEART URCHIN

Between 99–140 million years ago, this heart-shaped sea urchin lived in the region that is now the Atlas Mountains of North Africa.

You may be wondering how a sea urchin could be found in the mountains. Fossilized creatures can sometimes tell us more about what happened after they lived than while they were living.

At this time in Earth’s history, all of the continents formed a single supercontinent called Pangaea. As Pangaea began to break up due to continental rifting, an inland sea formed and continued to grow as the landmasses moved further apart, eventually becoming the Atlantic Ocean.

This urchin lived and died in this sea, and its calcium carbonate body, called a test, remained underwater until sometime within the last 65 million years when the European and African land masses collided near present-day Morocco. This collision caused the formation of the Atlas Mountain range, which raised these fossils out of the sea.

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Heart Urchin Fossil

Heart Urchin Fossil

$12.00$7.00