Age: Upper Silurian
Formation: Bertie Waterlime, Phelps Member, Fiddlers Green Formation
Location: Herkimer County, New York
Size: Eurypterid is 5.5 inches along curve
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This is a fabulous eurypterid fossil. It is a complete Eurypterus remipes from the Silurian of New York. Eurypterus remipes is the State Fossil of New York, and is one of the most unusual arthropods in the fossil record. Eurypterids were thought to be one of the first aquatic animals to explore onto land. This specimen is beautifully preserved and complete with almost all of the ''walking arm'' appendages intact, which is extremely rare. The creature is fossilized an aestetic pose, almost perfectly centered on the semi-rectangular block of waterlime. And, incredibly, there is no repair or restoration to this amazing specimen! This is a museum quality eurypterid fossil that simply displays beautifully.