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Asaphus kowalewskii

Asaphus kowalewskii is a species of trilobite that lived during the Ordovician period, approximately 470 million years ago. It had a distinctiveeyestalk” that allowed it to see predators and food from a distance. It had a cephalon, or head region, which was oval in shape and had two central raised ridges. Its pygidium, or tail region, was rounded with a pointed tip. Its body was covered in a series of overlapping plates, which served as protection against predators. This specimen is sitting on a perfectly sized piece of matrix to show off all the beautiful characteristics of this trilobite.

Location: Russia 

Weight: 0.9 oz 

Size: 2 inches tall 

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