Enrolled Illaenus Oculosus Trilobite

 
 
 
This is one of the more uncommon species of Illaenus from the St. Petersburg Region of Russia, Illaenus oculosus. It's enrolled and would be about 2 1/2 inches long if outstretched. the matrix has been sculpted to create a pedestal for it to stand on and there is an asaphid tail preserved right next to it. Really a cool piece.

Like nearly all trilobites from these quarries there is some restoration to repair shell that flakes off when the rock is broken during collection to expose the trilobites. The amount of restoration is much less on this specimen than many of the Illaenids, mostly some patches on it's head, maybe about 5%
FOR SALE
$135
DETAILS
SPECIES
Illaenus oculosus
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St.Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
2.55" if outstretched
CATEGORY
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ITEM
#6454
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