Three Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossils - New York

This is a spectacular cluster of three Eurypterid (Eurypterus remipes) fossils from Lang's Quarry in Herkimer County, New York. There are three, well preserved, complete eurypterids measuring 4.6", 4.5" and 2.2" long. The rock measures 8.6 x 8.4" and comes with a display stand. There is one repaired crack running through the rock.

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?
Eurypterus remipes
Lang's Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
Fiddler Green Formation, Phelps Member
4.6", 4.5" & 2.2" long on 8.6 x 8.4" rock
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