Here is a gorgeous trilobite. This is a Subasaphus platyurus from the Middle Ordovician of Russia. This specimen was recently acquired from a major fossil collection. It is easy to see the differences between this type and the more common Russian Asaphids - this type has long genal spines, for example. This specimen is large and wonderfully articulated. This 3-dimensional fossil is extremely inflated and exhibits great detail. The sweeping genal spines are clearly defined, and the large eyes are easily seen. The thick-shelled, caramel-colored bug contrasts superbly with the light-colored matrix. The trilobite is beautifully presented on the large, natural slab of limestone. This is a very displayable example of a large Subasaphus platyurus from Russia.