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Great Cruziana Fossil Trilobite Tracks & Starfish Asteriacites Burrow - Morocco

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Great Cruziana Fossil Trilobite Tracks & Starfish Asteriacites Burrow - Morocco
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Cruziana + Asteriacites (Ichnofossils)
Trilobite Tracks + Sea Star Tracks + Burrow

Ouzina, Morocco, North Africa

Lower Ordovician Period - 445 Million Years Old

Cruziana : 5.2 x 0.88 in.
Asteriacites: 1.75 x 1.34 in.
Plate : 6.7 x 4 in.
1 inch = 2.54 cm

Presented here is a slab with a nice trilobite track going straight across the center, the upper left shows a resting burrow and some tracks from a starfish or brittlestar, known as Asteriacites, the burrow only shows 4 legs prominently, the 5th leg is mostly cut off from the slab. These Asteriacites are not documented or published on from this locality yet!

Found often near the fossils of the trilobite Asaphellus aff. fezouataensis, it is thought these trace and burrows are from that trilobite.
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These ichnofossils (trace fossils) show a snapshot of life 445 million years ago. Rusophycus (Trilobite resting nest), Cruziana (trackways furrowing/emerging), & Diplichnites (walking/striding) ichnofossils - trace fossils - are all present on the various plates. Even some non-trilobite tracks on a couple - worms and even other arthropods.
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