Multiple Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Plate - New York

This is a nice, multiple specimens of Eurypterus remipes from Lang's Quarry in Herkimer County, New York back in 1988. There are four mostly complete specimens on the plate, with the largest measuring about 4 inches in length. There is a repaired crack running through the center of the piece.

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
Largest 4" on 11.2x8.5" rock
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