1.95" Asaphus Cornutus Trilobite - Russia

 
 
 
 
This is a beautiful, 1.95" long, Asaphus cornutus trilobite quarried in the St. Petersburg region or Russia. It looks like it's ready to crawl right off the rock.

Like nearly all of the trilobites from these quarries there is some shell restoration as the shell tends to flake during collection. There is some restoration along the edge of the detail and a few patches on the head.

Photo of the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.
Photo of the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus cornutus
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Aseri stage
SIZE
1.95" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#126142
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