Rare, Plate of Cretaceous Starfish (Marocaster) - Morocco

This is a piece of limestone containing a pair of well preserved Marocaster coronatus (Blake and Reboul 2011) starfish from Taba, Morocco. It's Early Cretaceous in age, Barremian Stage . The larger starfish is 2" wide and the smaller is .85" wide on a 3.8x4.4" piece of limestone. I recently acquired a small number of several types of starfish from this locality, and I have not previously seen them offered for sale. There are a couple of repaired cracks running through the rock.

Full reference: D. B. Blake and R. Reboul. 2011. A new asteroid (Echinodermata) faunule from the Early Cretaceous (Barremian) of Morocco. Journal of Paleontology 85(6):1021-1034
Marocaster coronatus (Blake and Reboul 2011)
Taba, Tawrirt Oukanakay Region, Morocco
Starfish 2" & .85" wide, Matrix 3.8x4.4"
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