Large 2.8" Stalked Eyed Asaphus Kowalewskii

 
 
 
 
 
Here is a stalked eyed Asaphus kowalewskii trilobite that looks like it is ready to crawl off the plate. It was collected from the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia. Out of the dozens of described Asaphus species kowalewskii has the longest eye stalks which is would have used like a periscope to look around while staying safely buried in the mud.

This is a very large specimen at close to 3 inches long and it is laid out nice and prone. Yes, those eye stalks are real. This specimen does have a fair amount of restoration to damaged shell, particularly on the left hand side of the head. That is the reason for the price is a lot lower than might be expected. It still looks mighty cool though.

Photo of the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.
Photo of the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg Russia where this trilobite was found.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Asaphus kowalewskii
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
2.8" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#6466
GUARANTEE
We guarantee the authenticity of all of our
specimens. Read more about our
Authenticity Guarantee.