Very Rare Cyrtometopella Aries Trilobite - Russia

 
 
 
 
 
This is a very rare, Cyrtometopella aries trilobite from the St. Petersburg region of Russia. It is the first example of this species that I've been able to offer. The tail is tucked under and there is some compression but it would have been about 1.1" long if outstretched. No restoration.

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.

Trilobites were a very diverse group of extinct marine arthropods. They first appeared in the fossil record in the Early Cambrian (521 million years ago) and went extinct during the Permian mass extinction (250 million years ago). They were one of the most successful of the early animals on our planet with over 25k described species, filling nearly every evolutionary niche. Due in large part to a hard exoskeleton (shell), they left a excellent fossil record.
FOR SALE
$745
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cyrtometopella aries
LOCATION
Vilpovitsy Quarry, St. Petersburg Region, Russia
FORMATION
Asery level
SIZE
1.1" long (if outstretched)
SUB CATEGORY
ITEM
#151905
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