6.9" Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This is a 6.9" long Eurypterus remipes from Lang's Quarry in New York. The tail is present, though only one of the paddles are present. There is a repaired crack through the head of this euryptus. Comes with an acrylic display stand.

Reconstruction of Eurypterus in life.  Creative Commons
Reconstruction of Eurypterus in life. Creative Commons

Eurypterids, commonly known as Sea Scorpions are an extinct group of arthropods that are related to arachnids and include the largest known arthropods to have ever lived. Prevalent during the Silurian and Devonian, eurypterids were segmented aquatic arthropods, with compound eyes, and two club-like "arms." Some species exhibit toothed claws, and may therefore have been predators.

Did you know that a Eurypterid, Eurypterus remipes is the state fossil of New York?
Eurypterus remipes
Langs Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
Fiddler Green Formation
6.9" long on 8.8 x 5.3" rock
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