1.6" Illaenus Dalmani Trilobite Fossil - Russia

This is a beautiful, 1.6" long, Illaenus dalmani trilobite quarried in the St. Petersburg region of Russia. It looks like it's ready to crawl right off the rock. There is a small amount of restoration on its head.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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 currently described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left an excellent fossil record.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Illaenus dalmani
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Aseri stage
SIZE
Trilobite: 1.6" (longest measurement), Rock: 3.2 x 2.4"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#191161
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