1.7" Asaphus Lepidurus Trilobite - Russia

This is a beautiful, partially enrolled, 1.7" wide Asaphus lepidurus trilobite. If it was outstretched it would be around 3.8". It was collected from the Putilovo quarry in the St. Petersburg region of Russia. The specimen has a nice 3D quality and the caramel colored shell contrasts nicely with the light colored limestone. There is a small patch of shell restoration on it's tail, about 2-3% in total.

Photo of the Putilovo quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.
Photo of the Putilovo 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
Asaphus lepidurus
LOCATION
Putilovo quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
SIZE
1.7" wide on 3.1 x 2.5" Rock
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#191184
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.