4.7" Ordovician Graptolite (Araneograptus) Plate - Morocco

This is a 4.7" wide plate of graptolite (Araneograptus murrayi) fossils from the Lower Ordovician, Fezouata Shale of Southern Morocco. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

More information on this formation can be found at: The Lower Ordovician Fezouata Konservat-Lagerstätte from Morocco: Age, environment and evolutionary perspectives

Graptolites are tiny extinct animals that lived together in groups or colonies and shared the same skeleton. Each animal built its own living chamber, and these then were stuck together to make the colony. Some colonies grew like branches of a tree, with many living chambers on each branch. Different kinds of graptolite colonies had branches with different shapes. They could be straight, curved or even spiral-shaped.
FOR SALE
$22
DETAILS
SPECIES
Araneograptus murrayi
LOCATION
Zagora area, Morocco
FORMATION
Fezouata Shale
SIZE
4.7 x 2.5"
CATEGORY
ITEM
#126406
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