2.65" Asaphus Plautini Trilobite With Exposed Hypostome - Russia

 
 
 
 
This is a good-sized, 3" long, prone specimen in Asaphus plautini, one of the scarcer of the many species of Asaphid trilobites found near St. Petersburg, Russia. It was found at the Vilpovitsy quarry and is Lower Ordovician in age, or approximately 460 million years old. The underside of the head has been prepared so that the hypostome (mouth-plate) has been exposed.

There is some shell restoration along repaired cracks in the shell, and on the center of 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.
FOR SALE
$235
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus plautini
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
2.65" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#125696
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