DescriptionFOSSIL SEA SCORPIONS
Silurian, Fiddler Green Formation
Herkimer County, New York, USA
This outstanding example of fossil "sea scorpions" features three individual Eurypterids which stand out in sharp contrast against the matrix rock in which they are preserved. From the generally accepted "best" locality for these fossils, this trio of Eurypterus remipes - the most common variety and the first Eurypterid fossil discovered - is impressive for both the quality of the three swimmers, as well as the aesthetics of the piece. Clearly adept at swimming given their large paddles, this creature likely exhibited both a predatory and a scavenging lifestyle. Eurypterus remipes lived approximately some 400 million years ago during the Silurian Period, when it was a dominant player in the ancient seas. It is now the State Fossil of New York. The individual Eurypterids measure 5.72, 5.96 and 6.02 inches (14.52, 15.16 and 15.3 cm), respectively.
Overall Measurements: 14.5 x 9.13 x 1.5 inches (36.83 x 23.18 x 3.81 cm)
Offered at no reserve.
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