Multiple Eurypterus (Sea Scorpion) Fossil - New York

This specimen was just acquired from one of our suppliers. We won't have it back in our warehouse to ship until Sept. 18th It is on sale until this date, so if you purchase it quickly you get a discount :)

This is a multiple specimens of Eurypterus remipes from Herkimer County, New York. The largest specimen is just over 5 inches in length, and is nicely preserved, just missing the right paddle. There is another mostly complete specimen above it and then a partial specimen running off the plate. It's rare to find multiple specimens at the quarry.

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
Herkimer County, New York
Fiddler Green Formation
Largest 5" on 9.5x4.5" rock
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