Large Ordovician Brittle Star (Ophiura) Fossil Pair

This is a pair of large Ophiura brittle star fossils from the Kataoua Formation of Morocco. These Ophiura brittle stars are Ordovician in age, or approximately 450 million years. The dark orange/brown coloration is due to the oxidization of iron pyrite. The larger specimen is 6.2" wide and neither specimen has any significant restoration.

Comes with a display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ophiura sp.
LOCATION
Kaid rami, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua formation
SIZE
Larger specimen 6.2", Rock 7.1x6.8"
ITEM
#37042
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