Rare Sculpin Silur, Rare Sculpin Silur - On matrix - Eurypterus remipes - 20×100×130 mm

Description
Rare Sculpin Silur, Rare Sculpin Silur - On matrix - Eurypterus remipes - 20×100×130 mm
Silur - USA, New York

Eurypterids are commonly called sea scorpions. These arthropod predators appeared in the late middle Ordovician and disappeared in the Great Dying at the end of the Permian Period (approx. 460 to 248 million years ago). They were predators to be reckoned with during their more than 200 million year run. Eurypterids crawled the sea and lake or river floor using pincers to grasp such prey as trilobites, and some believe that their tail spine was venomous. This is the fossil of an adult Eurypterus with most of the exoskeleton, the swimming paddles and a leg preserved. Its compound eyes are distinct as well as the exoskeleton's segmentation.



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Lot details
Specimen
Rare Sculpin Silur, Rare Sculpin Silur
Object
On matrix
Scientific name
Eurypterus remipes
Origin
USA, New York
Geological Period
Silur
Condition
Good condition
Treatment
Perfect hand preparation
Dimensions
20×100×130 mm
Weight
150 g
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