1.6" Asaphus Kowalewskii Trilobite With Stalk Eyes

 
 
 
This is a 1.6" long, mostly enrolled specimen of the long, stalk-eyed trilobite Asaphus kowalewskii. It is Middle Ordovician in age and was collected at the Vilpovitsy quarry in the St. Petersburg region of Russia. The stalk eyes likely allowed to survey it's surroundings while remaining buried in the mud.

There's some restoration to weathered shell on the tail.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus kowalewskii
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
1.6" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#74025
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