Three Sea Scorpions
Fiddler's Green Quarry, Herkimer County, New York
Eurypterids, also known as sea scorpions, were fierce predators living in the warm Silurian seas 425 million years ago. They are related to scorpions and were probably the first animal to leave the sea and crawl onto dry land. These three highly detailed sea scorpions are from the famous Fiddler's Green Quarry of Herkimer County, New York. The largest complete specimen displays paddles, telson (a stinger-like, though non-poisonous, feature) and two of the six walking legs. The other two specimens (3.5- 4.5 inches long) are fairly complete; both display several well-preserved feather-like walking legs. The delicate walking legs are rarely preserved in these species. Displayed on natural gray matrix.
Largest specimen measures 5in; Matrix measures 11 x 8in
US$ 1,300 - 1,600
£860 - 1,100
1,000 - 1,200
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