Cheirurus ingricus (?)
Age: Middle Ordovician
Formation: Asery Level
Location: Near St. Petersburg, Russia
Size: Trilobite is 5.3 inches long
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This is a very striking trilobite! It is a large Cheirurus ingricus (?) from the Ordovician of Russia. This wonderfully articulated bug is very well preserved and nicely inflated. The long, curving genal spines have been prepared in a free-standing manner and are wonderfully displayed. The extremely long pygidial spines are also prominently showcased. The fine detail of the thick-shelled exoskeleton is very easilt seen. The natural butterscotch coloration of the fossil contrasts beautifully with the light, buff-colored matrix. The distinct trilobite is almost perfectly centered on the sculpted plate of limestone that also contains a partial Illaenus trilobite. This is an extremely displayable specimen of this classic Ceraurus-like trilobite.