Pair Of Large, Ordovician, Fossil Brittle Stars (Ophiura) - Morocco

This is a pair of large, bright orange, fossil brittle stars (Ophiura) from the Kataoua 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.

Both specimens are highly detailed with the larger one being 5.7" across. There are a couple of repaired cracks running through the rock and the fossils with areas of restoration along the crack repairs.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Ophiura sp.
LOCATION
Near Erfoud, Morocco
FORMATION
Kataoua Formation
SIZE
5.7 & 5" across, Limestone 12.5 x 11.5"
ITEM
#189664
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