6.2" Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This is a good-sized, 6.2" long Eurypterid (Eurypterus remipes) from Lang's Quarry in New York. One paddle is present but the other is runnin goff of the rock.

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?
DETAILS
SPECIES
Eurypterus remipes
LOCATION
Lang's Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
FORMATION
Fiddler Green Formation
SIZE
6.2" long on 7.6 x 4.7" shale
ITEM
#173031
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