Age: Upper Silurian
Formation: Bertie Waterlime, Fiddlers Green Formation (Phelps Member)
Location: Herkimer County, New York
Size: Eurypterid is 3 inches long
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This is a very detailed 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 complete with both paddles intact and well displayed - even two of the "walking arms" (appendages) are preserved! The ''sea scorpion'' is beautifully showcased on the rectangular plate of waterlime. Also, there is no repair, restoration, or enhancement whatsoever to this wonderful specimen. This is an excellent, complete eurypterid fossil that displays its features beautifully.