Very Rare, 3.9" Silurian Eurypterid (Errettopterus) Fossil - Scotland

This is a very rare, Silurian aged arthropod (Errettopterus bilobus) that was collected in Scotland. There are multiple repaired cracks through this rock from the extraction process. These cracks have been backed/stabilized by an epoxy to ensure stability of the rock. This comes out of an old collection, and I haven't seen any of these eurypterids available for sale in some time.

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 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 eurypterid, Eurypterus remipes, is the state fossil of New York?
Errettopterus bilobus
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
3.9" long on 5 x 2.3" rock
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