Climbing 2.3" Asaphus Lesnikova Trilobite - Russia

 
 
This is a cool, 2.3" long (if oustretched) Asaphus lesnikova collected in the St. Petersburg region of Russia. The caramel colored shell contrasts nicely with the white limestone matrix that it was found in. It is preserved in a "climbing" position which is pretty common for Asaphid trilobites. One interpretation that this represents a life position where it was partially buried i the mud with it's head exposed and it got buried this way.

Like basically all Russian Asaphid trilobites there is some shell restoration. There is a patch on the right cheap and small ones on the back of each eye where the repaired crack runs through the rock. There is also some crack stabilization on the tail and filled in gaps where the shell tends to flake pretty bad during collection.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus lesnikova
LOCATION
St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
2.3" long if oustretched
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#30892
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