2.85" Hoplolichas Praeplautini Trilobite - Volkhov River, Russia

 
 
 
 
This is a rare, 2.85" Hoplolichas praeplautini trilobite collected from the banks of the Volkhov River in Russia. This is one of the earliest species of Hoplolichas and one of very few specimens that have ever been offered for sale. It is quite large for the genus at almost 3 inches long and very nicely preserved.

The trilobite was been remounted on a larger piece of limestone, so there is some matrix restoration, but almost no restoration to the trilobite itself. A really beautiful piece.

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 described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$4,495
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hoplolichas praeplautini (Krueger 2001)
LOCATION
Banks Of Volkhov River, St Petersburg Region, Russia
FORMATION
Duboviki Formation, Upper Aseri Horizen
SIZE
2.85" long, Rock 9.5 x 5.6"
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#165464
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