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    Description

    Fossil Starfish
    "Brittle Star"
    Ophiuroidae
    Ordovician
    Ktaoua Formation
    Mecissi, Sahara Desert, Morocco

    This undulating matrix resembling the ocean floor is home to three complete individual starfish, and two partial examples. These "brittle stars" exhibit flowing and flowering arms that still provide a sense of the locomotion that characterized the prehistoric echinoderms. The granular matrix looks like the sea floor, with varying elevations and a wave swept texture. These "ophiuroids" still seem to be crawling across their native ocean bottom.
    Overall Measurements: 9.65 x 6.69 x 2.05 inches (24.50 x 17.00 x 5.20 cm)

    Provenance: Central Coast Collection

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2018
    5th-6th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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