Marvel over this amazing preservation of a starfish that lived 448 to 443 million years ago. Starfish fossils are quite extraordinary as typically these soft-bodied creatures decay before the fossilization process can occur. This creature must have been rapidly covered in sediment, enough sediment to create an anaerobic environment starving bacteria of the opportunity to decompose the animal's body. This set of circumstances allowed for this amazing fossilization to occur.
This delicate stone plaque measures approximately 4" x 2-1/2". The rust-colored fossilized impression of the primary starfish measures just over 1-1/8" in length. This specimen contains fossilized impressions of several starfish specimens including juveniles. You can view the bumpy, textured surface of these incredible animals.
You are purchasing this exact specimen. With each fossil specimen purchased, we provide you with a small information card to store with your fossil. We hope you enjoy your new treasure!