12" Plate Of Ordovician Brittle Stars (Ophiura) - Morocco

 
This is eight fossil brittle stars (Ophiura) from the Kataoua Formation of Morocco. It is Ordovician in age, approximately 450 million years old. The bright orange coloration is natural and due to the oxidization of iron pyrite. The largest brittle star is 3.2" wide. In addition to the brittle star, this specimen contains an unidentified crinoid. This specimen has a repaired crack.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
FOR SALE
$495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ophiura sp.
LOCATION
Kaid rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
3.2" largest brittle star, 12.0 x 8.5" limestone
ITEM
#118177
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