Asaphus plautini Russian Trilobite

Asaphus plautini

Trilobites Order Asaphida, Family Asaphidae

Geologic Time: Middle Ordovician

Size: 69 mm

Fossil Site: Asery Level deposits of the Wolchow River region near Saint Petersburg, Russia

Asaphus plautiniDescription: Asaphus plautini is a less common Russian asaphid trilobite. It has some similarities to Asaphus latus, but differs in having discontinuous terrace lines on the pygidium and a somewhat wider cephalon. Pitting to the cephalon is thought be due to sensory pencillae, which functioned much like the vibrissae (whiskers) on the family cat. 615

Also see: Russian Trilobites Asaphid Trilobites

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