Beautiful Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Multiple - New York

This is a beautiful, Eurypterid multiple from the Fiddler Green Formation of New York. There are four individuals spread out across the rock, making for a wonderful display piece!

The largest individual on the plate would be about 2.9" long. The smallest, complete specimen is 1.9" long. It comes with an acrylic display stand.

There is a flake of rock that looks to have chipped off during the extraction process, and was glued back to the specimen during preparation. This flake of rock contained the left paddle and a small portion of the head of one of the Eurypterids.

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
Rock 9.2x8", Largest Specimen 2.8"
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