1.4" Starfish (Petraster) & Edrioasteroids - Ordovician

 
 
 
This is a 1.4" wide, Ordovician aged starfish of the genus Petraster. It comes from the Kataoua Formation near Blekus, Morocco.

There are also a about a dozen unidentified Edrioasteroid fossils on both sides of the rock. Edrioasteroids are an extinct class of echinoderms that lived from the Ediacaran until the Permian, about 300 million years ago. The living animal would have resembled a pentamerously symmetrical disc or cushion.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Petraster sp. & Undescribed Edrioasteroid
LOCATION
Blekus, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua formation
SIZE
Brittlestar 1.4", Matrix 5.7x3"
ITEM
#41814
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