Uncommon Ptychopyge broeggeri Russian Trilobite

Ptychopyge broeggeri

Trilobite Order Asaphida, Superfamily Asaphoidea, Family Asaphidae

Geological Time: Middle Ordovician

Size: 69 mm long by 45 mm wide

Fossil Site: Wolchow River Region, St Petersburg, Russia

Ptychopyge broeggeri Russian TrilobiteDescription: A well-inflated example of a scarce Asaphid, this is Ptychopyge broeggeri. The white limestone matrix complements the golden Calcite exoskeleton, with the trilobite shown in a prone position. This is one of the older members of the genus, and only the second I have seen in five years. Notice the terracing of the pygidium and pleural lobes, a hallmark of this taxon.

Also see: Russian Trilobites

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