Large Sea Scorpion
Lot 1001
Large Sea Scorpion
US$ 1,000 - 1,250
£590 - 740
Auction Details
Natural History Los Angeles
12 Dec 2010 10:00 PST

Auction 18406
Lot Details
Large Sea Scorpion
Eurypterus remipes
Lan Quarry, Herkimer, New York

The official state fossil of New York, this sea scorpion species is an extinct relative of the modern king crab. These prehistoric creatures preyed upon the earliest fishes, and are believed to have crawled along the ocean floor, seizing trilobites and other prey with their pincers. The present fine specimen is well-preserved.
Length of specimen measures 4 ½in; Matrix measures 7 6/8 x 5 15/16in