Formation: Ktaoua Formation
Size: Concretion is 3.4", fossil itself is 1.55"
This is a very unusual echinoderm fossil. It is a very distinct Juliaecarpus milnerorum, a primitive carpoid, from the Ordovician of Morocco. Carpoids were primitive echinoderms similar to cystoids, but much rarer. This specimen is well articulated, showing the holdfast, or ''tail'', and the distinct body. The plate structure of the carpoid is extremely detailed and beautifully displayed. The colorful fossil is extremely 3-D and well showcased in the large, oval concretion. This is a very collectible example of this rare, enigmatic echinoderm from Morocco.
A Certificate of Authenticity from EXTINCTIONS is included with this specimen.