Scutella Sand Dollars

Scutella leognanensis
Age: 20 million years
Origin: Lacoste, France
Matrix Dimensions: 32cm x 20cm

A group of eleven flattened burrowing sea urchins are spread out beautifully in the matrix. The five petal-like ambulacral areas are an impeccable design of nature. These petals are where their multiple tube feet emerged. Scutella are one of the many fossilized echinoid known as “sand dollars” due to their flattened appearance.