Solnhofen Fossil Brittlestar

Ophiopetra (Brittlestar)

Phylum: Echinodermata, Class: Ophiuroidea

Geological Time: Jurassic

Size: Fossil is 40 mm on an 80 mm x 70 mm plate

Fossil Site: Solnhofen Limestone, Hienheim, Germany

Solnhofen Fossil BrittlestarDescription: Presented is a beautifully-preserved specimen of this classic species. Note the fine detail on the arms. These deposits were formed in a warm salt water lagoon. All kinds of plants and animals were incredibly well preserved, including soft-bodied organisms and the world's most famous fossil Archeopteryx, an early bird.

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