Here is a nice specimen of Asaphus (Neoasaphus) cornutus from the Middle Ordovician of Russia. This specimen was recently acquired from the famous Sam Stubbs Collection. This type of trilobite has large eye stalks - not as long as A. kowalewskii, but longer than A. kotlukovi. This trilobite is well articulated and prone on the matrix block. The bug is extremely 3-dimensional and exhibits fine detail. The thick-shelled exoskeleton of the bug is wonderfully preserved. The caramel-brown color of the trilobite contrasts nicely with the light-colored matrix. The trilobite is well showcased on the natural block of limestone. This is a fine example of this distinct Russian trilobite from the Stubbs Collection.
This fossil was collected and obtained legally, and is also being sold legally.