Rare, 4.2" 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. We only got two for the collection and the first is already sold.

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.



Did you know that a Eurypterid, Eurypterus remipes is the state fossil of New York?
FOR SALE
$895
DETAILS
SPECIES
Errettopterus bilobus
LOCATION
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
SIZE
4.2" long on 5.1 x 2.4" rock
ITEM
#113108
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