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    Impression of a Prinonocidaris echinoid

    This flint pebble contains a wonderfully detailed impression of a Prinonocidaris echinoid interambulacral segment (test fragment). It’s rare to find impressions featuring more than a few individual...

  • Roy Shepherd fossil hunting

    Fossil hunting at Littlehampton

    Littlehampton is a great place to start learning about fossils, especially for families with young children. The accessible beaches east and west of the River Arun feature...

  • Internal flint mould of a Micraster echinoid

    Internal flint mould of a Micraster echinoid

    This excellent internal flint mould of a Micraster echinoid was found in the late 1980s by my sister Naomi Shepherd during a family visit to Littlehampton’s West Beach...

  • Conulus subrotundus

    Internal flint mould of a Conulus echinoid

    A stunning and relatively unworn internal flint mould of a Conulus echinoid found in the late 1980s by my sister Naomi Shepherd along Littlehampton’s West Beach. Conulus are...

  • Marsupites testudinarius

    Impression of a Marsupites crinoid plate

    A rare and wonderfully detailed impression of a Marsupites testudinarius crinoid plate found among the beach pebbles approximately 500m west of the river. Discovered in 1988 this...

  • Spondylus internal flint mould

    Internal flint mould of a Spondylus bivalve

    Complete Spondylus bivalves are relatively uncommon at the best of times, but to find one complete albeit without its associated spines that protruded from the shell in...