Fossil Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Multiple - New York

This is a beautiful Eurypterid specimen-filled plate, from the Fiddler Green Formation of New York. There is one large, nearly complete Eurypterid in the middle (unfortunately missing one paddle), as well as an incomplete, smaller specimen. Various Eurypterid parts can be found scattered throughout the rock.

The largest individual on the plate is be about 5.6" long. 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 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.
Eurypterus remipes
Lang's Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
Fiddler Green Formation, Phelps Member
Rock 9.8x7.6", Largest Specimen 5.6"
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