5.4" Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This is a 5.4" long Eurypterus remipes from Lang's Quarry in New York. The Eurypterid is unfortunately incomplete, however what remains of this fossil is in good condition. The tail is missing, and a large section between the prosoma and mesosoma have chipped free from the rock, likely during the extraction process. 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
5.4" long on 6.9x5.5" rock
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