4.8" Plate of Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossils - New York

This is a 4.8" wide plate of Eurypterus remipes fossils from Lang's Quarry in New York. There are four mostly complete individuals ranging from 1 to 3.2 inches long.

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, Phelps Member
SIZE
3.2" longest eurypterid, 4.8 x 4.1" rock
ITEM
#179502
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