Starfish fossils are a rare find as most soft-bodied animals decay before fossilization can occur. This brittle star specimen features an fossilized central body and arm trunks, however, the tips of their arms are restored. The tips of the arms are etched and dyed to illustrate where the arms may have rested. Due to their delicate structure, the tips of the brittle star's arms broke away or decayed before they would be preserved.
This specimen is from Morocco and dates to the Ordovician Period (485 to 443 million years ago). You are purchasing this exact specimen. The plaque measures approximately 5" across and is 3/8" thick. The plaque layer was split, making it thinner, and has been bonded back together. Upon close inspection you'll view a seam running the full perimeter of the plaque. They bonded it together to keep the plaque thick enough to stabilize and preserve the fossil.
With your purchase, we will provide you with a small identification slip to store with your specimen. We hope you enjoy your new treasure!