Large 3.35" Asaphus Kotlukovi Trilobite

 
 
 
 
This is an extremely nice specimen of the trilobite Asaphus kotlukovi from the Vilpovitsy quarry near St. Petersburg, Russia. It's Middle Ordovician in age or approximately 465 million years old. The trilobite is extremely 3D, preserved perfectly prone, and has beautiful shell preservation. The preparation to remove the limestone that was surrounding this specimen was very well done, preserving amazing shell detail.

There is very minimal restoration on this specimen compared to most Asaphus trilobites. A small patch on the left cheek, and a patch on the tail. Maybe about 2% total. This specimen is about as nice as they come.

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 kotlukovi
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy quarry, St. Petersburg region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
3.35" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#6446
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