Beautifully displayed Eurypterus ramipes
Amazing preservation of this fossil
Close up of head and paddle
Just look at the preservation of the legs
Artists impression of Eurypterus
Eurypterus ramipes 4
Age: Silurian (400m to 415m. years old)
Fossil site: Fiddlers Green Formation, New York, USA
Description: Eurypterids were the terror of the Silurian Seas. They were bottom dwellers, catching and eating anything that was unlucky enough to come across their path. They grew from around 4" to a massive 6 feet long.
A shallow tropical sea once covered what is now present day New York and this is where these creatures lived and stalked their prey.
Eurypterus has been designated as the New York State fossil.
Good fossils are getting harder to find.
This is a large specimen and shows wonderful detail, including flippers and legs (complete with spines).
Both paddles are present with one of them laid over the head.
This is a fantastic addition to a collection
Fossil matrix: 22cm x 12cm