3.3" Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This specimen was just acquired from one of our suppliers. We won't have it back in our warehouse to ship until Sept. 18th It is on sale until this date, so if you purchase it quickly you get a discount :)

This is a bargain, 3.3" long specimen of the Eurypterid, Eurypterus remipes from New York. It is Upper Silurian in age from the Phelps Member of the Fiddler Green Formation.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Eurypterus remipes
LOCATION
Herkimer County, New York
FORMATION
Fiddler Green Formation
SIZE
3.3" long on 4.1x4.4" rock
ITEM
#31405
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