Brittle Star - Mortality plate - Ophiura sp. - Upper Ordovician - Ktaoua Fm

Description
Brittle Star - Mortality plate - Ophiura sp. - Upper Ordovician - Ktaoua Fm
Upper Ordovician (448 million years)

LOCATION Jbel Amouguer, South Morocco
FORMATION Ktaoua Formation
SIZE 472.0 mm • 18.58 in

This type of brittlestar is quite representative of the Ordovician of the South of Morocco.

Its orange colors come from the limonite (iron oxide) that is the product of the oxidation of the original pyrite that mineralized these fossils.

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Lot details
Specimen
Brittle Star
Object
Mortality plate
Scientific name
Ophiura sp. - Upper Ordovician - Ktaoua Fm
Geological Period
Upper Ordovician (448 million years)
Condition
Good condition
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