Fossilized Asteroidea Sea Star
ARCHAIC + VERIFIED + UNCOMMON
This Fossilized Moroccan Asteroidea Sea Star is a perfect piece for any collection. Millions of years old, this starfish is both aesthetically pleasing and historically significant. With its recognizable star shape and strong cultural presence, the sea star is a stunning display of natural beauty.
This specimen belongs to a species family that includes organisms related to the more well-known sea stars. There are about 1500 different species of these organisms, which have been around for 500 million years. Asteroidea, the star-shaped echinoderms that are commonly referred to as starfish, have been depicted in myth, literature, art, and popular culture. In spite of the potential for toxicity, they are widely acquired as collectibles, used in artwork or as symbols, and in some societies, consumed. From the warm tropical regions to the freezing polar regions, they existed and still exist on the seafloor of every ocean in the world. They can be found from the intertidal zone down to the abyss.
The entire stone is 4" x 4 1/2" in size. 3/4" thick.
3 1/4" x 3 1/4" star with irregular surface and form.
This Medium Fossilized Moroccan Asteroidea Sea Star is an incredibly rare find. Certified verification confirms its authenticity and value. Scientists estimate that only 0.1% of all animal species that have ever lived are fossilized and discovered, making this sea star a unique and valuable addition to any collection.
Why we love this: Any fossil collection would benefit from the elegance and unusual diversity this Medium Fossilized Moroccan Asteroidea Sea Star brings. It is the perfect addition for both specialists and enthusiasts due to its distinctive qualities and retained aesthetics.