Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kentucky Star Fish Fossil

Here is a star fish or sea star fossil found on a field trip to Franklin County, Kentucky. It is a very rare find. The fossil was found in the Lexington Limestone and dates back to the Ordovician Period.

The Fossils of Ohio book shows one called Salteraster grandis (Meek).

Thanks to Kenny for the image.

Modern day star fish for comparison.  I believe the star fish was found in Florida.



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