Ordovician Brittle Star Fossil from Morocco

Item Description

Jurassic Period- C. 208-146 Million Years Ago

Order to which the fossil belongs: Ophiurida
Name of which the family belongs: Ophiodermatidae

Ophiuroids, commonly known as starfish or brittle stars, have five long fragile arms radiating from a flat, circular discus. They lived on the silty sea floor.
Repaired stone matrix otherwise and nice definition.
Matrix: 178mm x 190mm
Brittle star: 93mm x 120mm



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