3.5" Asaphus Plautini Trilobite - Large For Species

 
 
 
 
This is a large, prone, 3.5" long specimen in Asaphus plautini one of the scarcer of the many species of Asaphid trilobites from near St. Petersburg, Russia. It's nicely preserved and has been prepared from the limestone which it was encased in so that it looks like it is in the process of crawling off of the rock. It was found at the Vilpovitsy quarry and is Lower Ordovician in age, or approximately 460 million years old.

Like nearly all trilobites from these localities there is some shell restoration as the shell tends to flake during collection. It's about 12-15% mostly on the front of the head and along the repaired crack running down the left hand side of the thorax.


Photo of the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.
FOR SALE
$325
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus plautini
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
3.5" long
CATEGORY
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#46009
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