|Pliocene ≈ 5.3 - 1.8 ma|
|Origin||Western Sahara , Mauritania|
|Size||3.0 - 4.0cm|
Hedgehog Heliophora Orbicularis of good keeping quality, also known as "Sand Dollar".
This irregular sea urchin has a very distinctive appearance from the others, with a carapace that is from orbicular/oval in shape and with finger-shaped teeth that can be limited to the rear edge of the animal or found around its entire perimeter.
It is a living fossil that extends along the coasts of West Africa, from the Sahara to Angola. Fossil remains have been found from the Miocene.
The piece you receive may differ slightly from the photo shown, as the fossils are natural and no piece is identical. The size is approximate.