5.2" Ordovician Brittle Star (Ophiura) With Partials - Morocco

This is a large, 5.2" wide, fossil brittle star (Ophiura) from the Tiouririne Formation of Morocco. It is Ordovician in age, approximately 450 million years old. The orange coloration is natural and due to the oxidization of iron pyrite.

There is a repaired crack running through the rock and the fossil. There are also two, smaller, partial brittle star fossils present on the 13 x 8.2" section of rock.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ophiura sp.
LOCATION
El Kaid Rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Tiouririne Formation
SIZE
5.2" brittle star, 13x8.2" limestone
ITEM
#196746
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