Stunning Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Multiple - New York

This is a killer, Eurypterid multiple from the Fiddler Green Formation of New York. There are six large individuals present in close proximity, many of them with preserved paddles and walking legs. One of the more aesthetic multiples that I have seen.

The largest individual on the plate would be about 5" long. There are several repaired cracks in the rock but no restoration has been done to 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
Rock 17x8", Largest Specimen 5"
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