2.6" Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This is a 2.6" long Eurypterus remipes from Lang's Quarry in New York. There is crack repair to the right swimming leg where the rock flaked off during collection.

It 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 Ssorpions, are an extinct group of arthropods related to arachnids that 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 Eerypterid, Eurypterus remipes, is the state fossil of New York?
Eurypterus remipes
Lang's Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
Fiddler Green Formation, Phelps Member
Eurypterid: 2.6" long, Shale: 3.4 x 3.1"
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