2.45" Prone Asaphus Cornutus Trilobite - Russia

This is a beautiful, 2.45" long, inflated Asaphus cornutus 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 Russian asaphid trilobites there is some restoration on this specimen. It has been remounted on the limestone and there is about 5-6% shell restoration, the largest area being on the center of the head and the rest being along repaired cracks. A really nice looking trilobite.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.

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.
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DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus cornutus
LOCATION
St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Aseri stage
SIZE
2.45" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#89058
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