Stalked Eyed Asaphus Kowalewskii Trilobite

 
 
 
 
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 an exceptional example, 2.3" long and laid out perfectly prone. There is minimal restoration compared to most trilobites from these quarries, about 2% in a few small patches of shell on the body.

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
2.33" long
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#6460
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