4.2" Fossil Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This is a 4.2" long Eurypterus remipes, more commonly referred to as a "Sea Scorpion" from Lang's Quarry in New York. It's Upper Silurian in age or approximately 420 million years old. Comes with an acrylic display stand.


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.
FOR SALE
$475
DETAILS
SPECIES
Eurypterus remipes
LOCATION
Langs Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
FORMATION
Fiddler Green Formation
SIZE
4.2" long on 5.2x3.9" rock
ITEM
#86884
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